Ahmedabad: The Gujarat government has
extended the term of Nanavati Commission, probing into the 2002 riots in the state till June 30 next year, for the 15th time, sources in the government said Wednesday.
The term of the Commission comprising of retired
Justices G T Nanavati and Akshay Mehta was earlier extended in
June this year and was to get over on December 31.
According to Commission officials, they received the
extension letter from the state government few days ago.
After its extension in June, the Commission had
questioned Gordhan Zadafia who was the Minister of State for
Home during 2002 riots and recorded his statements.
However, it had made it clear that Zadafia was not
called as a witness, after it was asked by the Gujarat High
Court to clarify in what capacity he was questioned.
In the last couple of months, the panel has recorded
statements of several policemen, including some IPS officers
who were posted in Ahmedabad during the riots.
In February, during hearing of a petition of Jan
Sangarsh Manch (JSM), an NGO representing some of the riot
victims, the Commission had told the High Court that it had
completed analysis of evidences and statements.