Nanavati panel examining SIT documents in three riot cases
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Last Updated: Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 21:48
Ahmedabad: The Nanavati Commission, probing the 2002 post-Godhra riots in Gujarat, today said it was examining the documents prepared by the Supreme Court- appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) in Gulburg, Naroda Patiya and Naroda Gam cases.

Justice G T Nanavati, during hearing on a petition seeking summoning of Chief Minister Narendra Modi, said they have received huge bulk of documents from SIT, which is probing nearly a dozen riots afresh, in the three cases.

He said the panel had asked for the documents from SIT along with the statement of Modi which the probe agency had recorded on March 27-28 this year.

Except for Modi's statement, we have got all documents related to the investigation done by SIT. These include statements of witnesses and some political leaders, Nanavati, a former Supreme Court Judge who heads the commission, said.

The documents related to Gulburg Society riots had been examined, while assessment of those related to Naroda Gam and Naroda Patiya may be completed in a fortnight, he said.

The SIT documents were being studied to see if there was any new material which could be helpful for them, the Gujarat Government-appointed commission said. The term of the Commission was extended till December 31 for the 14th time in June this year.

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 21:48

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