By way of PTI
NEW DELHI: Former Ideal Court docket pass judgement on Justice Girish Thakorlal Nanavati, who investigated the 1984 anti-Sikh and the 2002 Godhra riots, passed on to the great beyond on Saturday.
He was once 86.
The previous Ideal Court docket pass judgement on died of a cardiac failure at 1:15 pm on Saturday in Gujarat, members of the family stated.
Nanavati, born on February 17, 1935, was once enrolled as an suggest within the Bombay Top Court docket on February 11, 1958.
He was once appointed as everlasting Pass judgement on of the Gujarat Top Court docket from July 19, 1979, and transferred to the Orissa Top Court docket on December 14, 1993.
Nanavati was once appointed as the manager justice of the Orissa Top Court docket with impact from January 31, 1994.
He was once transferred as Leader Justice of the Karnataka Top Court docket from September 28, 1994.
Nanavati was once appointed as pass judgement on of the Ideal Court docket with impact from March 6, 1995, and retired on February 16, 2000.
Justices Nanavati and Akshay Mehta had in 2014 submitted their ultimate record at the 2002 riots to the then Gujarat leader minister Anandiben Patel.
Over 1,000 folks, principally from the minority neighborhood, have been killed within the violence.
The fee was once appointed in 2002 via the then leader minister Narendra Modi to probe the riots, that happened after the burning of 2 coaches of the Sabarmati Specific teach close to the Godhra railway station, through which 59 ‘karsevaks’ died.
Nanavati was once appointed via the NDA govt to probe the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
He was once the only real member of the Nanavati fee.