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Nanavati panel submits status report to Gujarat HC

The Nanavati Commission, probing the 2002 communal riots, today submitted the status report to the Gujarat High Court.

india Updated: Jun 25, 2010 19:01 IST


The Nanavati Commission, probing the 2002 communal riots, on Friday submitted the status report to the Gujarat High Court.

The sealed cover was handed over by government pleader Prakash Jani to a division bench of Chief Justice SJ Mukhopadhaya and Justice Akil Kureshi during the hearing on a petition seeking cross examination of Chief Minister Narendra Modi and three others in the case.

The court while hearing the petition filed by Jan Sangarsh Manch (JSM), an NGO representing some of the post-Godhra riot victims last week, had asked the state government to furnish status report on the Commission's work.

The court has scheduled further hearing on the matter for June 30.

Nanavati Commission, in September last year, had rejected JSM's application asking for summoning of Modi and three others, saying they did not find justification in cross-examining them at that point of time.

JSM then approached the High Court seeking quashing of the Nanavati Commission's order in November 2009. However, a single bench of Justice KS Jhaveri dismissed its petition saying that the Commission had not completed its inquiry and still had the power to summon Modi.

Following this, JSM filed an appeal before a division bench of the Gujarat High Court.

The state government had last week extended the term of the Commission, comprising retired Justices GT Nanavati and Justice Akshay Mehta, for the 14th time till December 31.

First Published: Jun 25, 2010 18:57 IST

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