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Evidence sufficient for further enquiry, says Nanavati

Tuesday 9 August 2005

NEW DELHI: Asserting that the evidence he saw was sufficient to make further inquiries into the 1984 riots, Justice G.T. Nanavati said on Monday that his findings would not be a waste as it would be "available to the people" of the country.

"I thought the evidence was sufficient to make further inquiries," he told NDTV in an interview on Monday night. He said there were flaws in the police investigation as first information reports were not filed, statements not recorded and witnesses not examined.

He, however, said the findings would not be a waste as it would be available to the people. "The Government will consider it, Parliament will consider it and then the people will judge whether what has been done is enough or not."

Mr. Justice Nanavati, who is also inquiring into the Gujarat riots, said he needed "some more time" to complete his report. "The scope of reference has been widened and 14,000 more affidavits have been filed." The 1984 riots report would have no impact on the inquiry into the Gujarat riots. "The judges are trained to handle the inquiries independently," he said. - UNI

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