Now that the Godhra verdict is out it is clear that it was a premeditated attack by fanatics to purposefully kill innocent people in the coach S-6. This is very much in line with the Nanavati Comission report.
Just a couple of questions that pop up in my mind.
Two years after the incident then Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav appointed Justice U C Banerjee to investigate Godhra incident. Banerjee released a report suggesting fire being an accident. He also made sure that the report is published right before Bihar elections.
Why does a former judge cannot even tell the difference between accident and planned carnage ?
There are only three possibilities here.
One possibility is Banerjee made a big mistake in judgment. May be he was misled by false evidence. If this is true then he should come forward and explain where did he miss the facts. This will help to avoid such mistakes in future. Coincidently enough Laloo and Banarjee both are staying away from Gujarat verdict.
Second possibility is little horrifying and very less probable. Banarjee might be not smart enough to know or understand what happened. Banarjee, kya aap pachavi pass se tej hai? This also needs some explanation from him.
Given the timing of report release if both the above possibilities turn out to be wrong then the third possibility could be that he sold his judgment and made report per Laloo. If this is the case then an independent investigation against Banarjee should be started and they should look at how the investigation was carried out.
We know there are some looters, losers and criminals who are ministers and top bureaucrats but if a former Judge is also found to be part of this nexus then people will lose the trust on judicial system.
Any way riots, killings are bad. We have to move forward towards progress and prosperity. Gujarati people have made that choice and they have been progressing. I am just wondering how long will it take for others!