SC to examine if SIT can share report with Nanavati panel

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today agreed to examine if the Special Investigating Team appointed by it to inquire into the 2002 post-Godhra riot cases can share its report with the Nanavati Commission, which too is probing into Godhra train carnage and the subsequent riots.

A bench headed by Justice D K Jain said it will look into the matter, when the SIT approached it with a plea for its direction on the issue, saying the commission has issued notices to its officers, who had conduct the probe.

The SIT, headed by former CBI director R K Raghavan, was appointed by the apex court in April 2009 to probe the cases and the team had submitted its report in 2011. The SIT was probing nine cases — the Godhra train carnage and eight post-Godhra riot cases.

Nanavati Commission was set up in 2002 to probe into the Godhra train carnage and the state-wide riots that erupted in its wake. The two-member commission of justices G T Nanavati and Akshay Mehta had been set up by the Gujarat government.