Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections


The Web

India Abroad

Sign up today!

Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this article

Home > News > PTI

Appeal filed against Guj HC order on Banerjee report

March 09, 2006 15:07 IST

Railway Minister Lalu Prasadsaid on Thursday that the government has filed an appeal against the Gujarat High Court order directing it not to give publicity and act upon the report of the U C Banerjee Committee, which examined the Godhra train tragedy.

An appeal has been filed in the Gujarat High Court against the order, he said in a statement in the Rajya Sabha.

On March 7, the High Court had directed the government not to give any publicity or to further act upon the report till the final hearing began fromApril 3,Lalu said. He addedthat the High Court had turned down the request of the government for laying the report on the table of the House.

The High Court, on a special civil application filed by Nilkanth Tulsidas Bhatia on October 26 last year, had ordered that if the high-level committee submits any report, it would not be implemented by the Ministry without the permission of the court, he said.

Lalusaid the request for tabling of the final report, submitted on March 3, was sought following a demand from members in this regard.

The minister said the interim report of the Committee, submitted on January 17 last year, had already been tabled in both Houses of Parliament.

Complete coverage: The Gujarat Riots homepage

© Copyright 2006 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.
Share your comments


Copyright 2006 India Limited. All Rights Reserved.