Nanavati-Mehta Commission report is now out and has stated that Muslim terrorist mobs burned the train with 140 liters petrol through a pre-planned conspiracy. The report has also given clean chit to Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Narendra Modi, its ministers, and police of any charges. Today a Nation, Hindus and Mr. Modi stand vindicated of the false charges and communal propaganda of pseudo-secularists. ॥सत्यमेव जयते नानृतं॥ (Truth Alone Triumphs, not falsehood) - Mundak Upanishad 3.1.6
Read here the PDF of the Report by The Commission of Inquiry consisting of Mr. Justice G.T. Nanavati and Mr. Justice Akshay H. Mehta into the facts, circumstances and all the course of events of the incidents that led to setting on fire some coaches of the Sabarmati Express Train on 2.27.2002 near Godhra Railway Station and the subsequent incidents of violence in the State in the aftermath of the Godhra incident. PART-I (Sabarmati Express Train Incident at Godhra). In Ahmedabad on September 18, 2008.
Nanavati-Mehta Commission Report on Godhra Terrorist attack by Muslims
Here are the exact and paraphrased excerpts from the report by G T Nanavati, a former Supreme Court judge:
The report says that the coach burning in February, 2002 that left 58 kar sevaks returning from Ayodhya dead "was a pre-planned conspiracy" hatched at the Aman Guest House in Godhra.
"There is absolutely no evidence to show that either the Chief Minister or any of the ministers in his council or police officers had played any role in the Godhra incident,"
The conclusion that the train burning was a "pre-planned conspiracy" was based on various grounds including the statements of the passengers of the train that stone pelting continued for 20 minutes to prevent the passengers from coming out of the coach.
140 litres of petrol was purchased by Razzak Kurkur and Salim Panwala to execute the conspiracy, the Commission said adding that according to eyewitnesses, Shaukat Lalu and Mohammad Latika, had possibly opened the sliding door connecting the S6 and S7 coaches and entered S6 through that door.
One Hassan Lalu had thrown a burning rag which had led to the fire in the S6 coach, it said.
On the conspiracy, the report said it was hatched at the Aman Guest House on the directions of Maulvi Umarji and executed by Razzak Kurkur, Salim Panwala, Shaukat Lalu, Imran Sheri, Rafique Batuk and Shiraj Bala.
The report quotes accounts of railway officers and passengers on how the mob near Signal Falia screamed "kill, cut burn" before setting S-6 coach on fire at Godhra railway station.
The Nanavati report says the vesitbule between two coaches was cut by Shaukat Lala and Mohd Latika to gain access to the S-6 coach to pour 140 liters of petrol. Hassan Lala, another accused then threw burning rags into the coach to set it on fire. For about 20 minutes the coach was stoned from outside to prevent passengers from coming out.
The conspiracy was hatched at the house of Maulvi Umerji and was executed by Raza Kurjur and Salim Panwala. The petrol for the episode was obtained from a petrol pump in Godhra a day before the incident, the report further says.
The Nanavati commission has also accepted that there was no prior intelligence on the return of kar sevaks and that's the reason why the police department was caught unaware. As part of the conspiracy rumours were spread that a muslim girl has been abducted so that a large number of Muslims could gather at the spot.
"The conspiracy hatched by these persons further appears to be a part of a larger conspiracy to create terror and destabilise the administration,"
Giving a clean chit to Modi in the post-Godhra events, the Nanavati Commission in the the 188-page report said "There is absolutely no evidence to show that either the Chief Minister or any other Minister(s) had played any role in the Godhra incident or that there was any lapse on their part in providing protection, relief and rehabilitation to the victims of communal riots or in the matter of not complying with the recommendations and directions by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)".
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