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SC refuses to stay circulation of report

The Supreme Court today refused to stay the circulation of Justice GT Nanavati report relating to the Godhra carnage in Gujarat.

india Updated: Sep 26, 2008 15:29 IST

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to stay the circulation of Justice G T Nanavati report relating to the Godhra carnage in Gujarat.

A petition seeking a stay on the report was mentioned before a bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan which posted its hearing for October 13.

The NGO, Citizen for Justice and Peace, approached the apex court contending that a report by Justice U C Banerjee Committee on the same carnage has been stayed and a similar step should be taken for the Justice Nanavati Commission report which was tabled in the Gujarat assembly on Thursday.

"There is absolutely no evidence to show that either the Chief Minister or any of the ministers in his council or police officers had played any role in the Godhra incident," said the report of Justice Nanavati, a former Supreme Court judge.

The report, which went into the Sabarmati Express coach burning in February, 2002 that left 58 kar sevaks returning from Ayodhya dead, said it "was a pre-planned conspiracy" hatched at the Aman Guest House in Godhra.