Justice Shah of Gujarat riots probe panel dies

March 24th, 2008 - 11:32 am ICT by admin  

Ahmedabad, March 24 (IANS) The report of the Nanavati-Shah commission looking into the 2002 communal riots in Gujarat is likely to be further delayed as Justice K.G. Shah, one of the commission members, died Sunday. He was 73. Shah died Sunday due to brain haemorrhage at his home in Ahmedabad suburb Bodakdev, officials said.

He was living alone after his wife died last year. He is survived by two daughters, who are settled in the US.

A retired Gujarat High Court judge, on March 4, 2002 Shah was appointed to the one-man commission to probe the burning of a train coach in Godhra town of Gujarat and the ensuing riots all over the state.

Later the state government appointed retired Supreme Court judge G.T. Nanavati as chairman of the commission.

The report of the panel is still awaited six years after it started work.

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