Institute Judicial Probe Into Godhra Train Fire

Saturday, July 6, 2002

Press Statement

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) now in session at New Delhi has issued the following statement:

Godhra Train Fire : Institute a Judicial Probe

The report of the Forsenic Science Laboratory investigating the Godhra train fire has revealed startling facts. While it is clear that the State-sponsored genocide in Gujarat that followed the incendiary torching of the train at Godhra was pre-planned, a similar question mark arises on the Godhra incident.

Under these circumstances, it is imperative that to ascertain the full facts and to punish the guilty, a high level judicial probe must be instituted by a sitting Supreme Court judge.

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) demands that immediately such a judicial enquiry must be constituted.