Ahmedabad: The final report of the Justice Nanavati Commission on the 2002 Gujarat riots was presented in the state assembly today in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been given a clean chit. The Nanavati Commission was formed to investigate the causes of Godhra burning train and the subsequent communal riots. The commission presented its first report in the assembly on 25 September 2008. In this report, 58 Ram devotees was in the S6 bogie of the Sabarmati train to be set ablaze under a thoughtful prostration.
Earlier, the Commission submitted its final report to Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on 18 November 2014, but it was stopped by the state government. Now five years later this report was tabled in the Vidhan Sabha.Minister of State for Home Pradeepsinh Jadeja tabled the report in the House.
Home Minister Pradeepsinh Jadeja attacked Congress and NGO
In the report presented in the Assembly, PM Narendra Modi and many other ministers have been given clean chit. On this matter, Gujarat Home Minister Pradeepsinh Jadeja said that some NGOs and Congress wanted to tarnish Modi’s image. But a clean chit has been given in the report. The Nanavati-Mehta Report-2 states that the train accident in Godhra happened under a well thought-out process.
Not only this, the role of senior officers like Sanjeev Bhatt and Rahul Sharma and RB Srikumar has also been said to be negative in the report. At the same time, some NGOs have also been questioned. Jadeja said that the NGO and Congress have been exposed in the report. Because during the incident, many people kept the back ground of the Congress.
State Home Minister Pradeepsinh said that the commission has given a clean chit to PM Modi. The Commission also said in its report that the role of the ministers Haren Pandya, Bharat Barot and Ashok Bhatt is not clear. The report questioned the role of Arabi Sreekumar, Rahul Sharma and Sanjeev Bhatt.
Riots erupted after Godhra riots
The Sabarmati Express caught fire on 27 February 2002 at Godhra station. 59 people died in it. After this incident, riots broke out all over Gujarat. Most of the people killed in Godhra train fire were servants who were returning from Ayodhya. The Nanavati Commission, constituted by the Gujarat government investigate the matter and said in its investigation report that the fire in the S6 coach was not an accident, but it was set on fire.
Significantly in the 2002 riots the Gujarat police were accused of being passive in this case. Hundreds of people were killed in the violence that lasted for 3 days, while many of them went missing. It is alleged that Narendra Modi and the then Chief Minister of Gujarat did not take necessary action to stop the rioters. Later, the SIT was formed by the UPA government at the Center to investigate the riots in which clean chit was given to Narendra Modi.