A report by Nanavati-Mehta Commission tabled in the Gujarat Assembly has given clean chit to Narendra Modi-led Gujarat Government in the 2002 Godhra riots case. The report stated that the post-Godhra train burning riots were not organized. More than 1,000 people got killed in the communal riots across the state.
The report has given a clean chit to then CM Modi and his council of ministers. According to the report, the police had, at some places, proved ineffective in controlling the mob; neither had they shown the competence and the eagerness which was necessary. Consequently, the Nanavati Commission has recommended an inquiry or action against the erring police officers.
Minister of State for Home Pradeepsinh Jadeja tabled the report in the House, five years after it had submitted to the then state government. Retired Justices GT Nanavati and Akshay Mehta had in 2014 submitted their final report on the 2002 riots – in which over 1,000 people, mainly of the minority community, were killed – to the then state chief minister Anandiben Patel, according to the news agency.