Retired DGP R B Sreekumar has written to Chief Minister Anandiben Patel, seeking the release of the final report by the Justice Nanavati-Mehta Commission which inquired into the 2002 communal riots, citing a clause of The Commissions of Inquiry Act that directs governments to place such reports before the Assembly within six months of submission.
The report was submitted to the Gujarat government on November 18, 2014. The first report on the Godhra train carnage, which was submitted in September 2008, was tabled in the Assembly and is now in the public domain. The letter, dated November 18, 2015 (a copy of which is with The Indian Express), cites Section-3, Sub-Section 4 of The Commissions of Inquiry Act, 1952 which says, “The appropriate Government shall cause to be laid before the House of the people… the report, if any, of the Commission on the inquiry made by the Commission under sub- section (1)… within a period of six months of the submission of the report.”
He has marked a copy of this letter to Speaker Ganpat Vasava and the Leader of the Opposition Shankersinh Vaghela.