Ahmedabad: Jan Sangharsh Manch (JSM), an NGO on behalf of some of the 2002 post-Godhra riot victims, on Monday completed arguments in the Gujarat High Court on its plea seeking direction for Nanavati Commission to call upon Chief Minister Narendra Modi for questioning.

A division bench of Chief Justice S J Mukhopadhaya and Akil Kureshi after hearing JSM asked the state government to submit its arguments on April 22, when the next hearing is scheduled.

Senior counsel representing JSM, Mukul Sinha argued that state government itself had amended the terms of reference of the Commission in June 2002 for inquiring into the role and conduct of Chief Minister and other ministers with regard to the post-Godhra incidents; therefore it was absolutely necessary to summon Modi and others.

By not summoning the Chief Minister and other ministers the entire amended terms of reference would be nullified, he added.

Sinha further argued that this summoning of Modi and others was required for collecting evidence with regard to the Godhra train burning incidents and post-Godhra riots.

(Agencies)