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Former Supreme Court Judge Who Probed Godhra, Anti-Sikh Riots Dies At 86


Former Supreme Court Judge Who Probed Godhra, Anti-Sikh Riots Dies At 86

The previous decide died of a cardiac failure.

New Delhi:

Former Supreme Court decide Justice Girish Thakorlal Nanavati, who investigated the 1984 anti-Sikh and the 2002 Godhra riots, died on Saturday. He was 86.

The previous decide died of a cardiac failure at 1:15 pm on Saturday in Gujarat, relations stated.

Mr Nanavati, born on February 17, 1935, was enrolled as an advocate within the Bombay Excessive Court on February 11, 1958. He was appointed as a everlasting decide of the Gujarat Excessive Court from July 19, 1979, and transferred to the Orissa Excessive Court on December 14, 1993. Mr Nanavati was appointed because the chief justice of the Orissa Excessive Court with impact from January 31, 1994. He was transferred as chief justice of the Karnataka Excessive Court from September 28, 1994. Mr Nanavati was appointed as decide of the Supreme Court with impact from March 6, 1995, and retired on February 16, 2000.

Justices Nanavati and Akshay Mehta had in 2014 submitted their last report on the 2002 riots to the then Gujarat chief minister Anandiben Patel. Over 1,000 folks, primarily from the minority group, have been killed within the violence.

The fee was appointed in 2002 by the then chief minister Narendra Modi to probe the riots, that happened after the burning of two coaches of the Sabarmati Categorical practice close to the Godhra railway station, wherein 59 ‘karsevaks’ died.

Mr Nanavati was appointed by the NDA authorities to probe the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. He was the only real member of the Nanavati fee.

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