The Commission worked 12 years and got 25 extension and finally submits its report in 2014 .
A ghastly incident of fire in coach S/6 of Sabarmati Express train happened in the morning of 27-2-2002, near Godhra railway station, in which 59 passengers travelling in that coach were burnt alive. Amongst the victims 27 were women and 10 were children. Other 48 passengers had also received injuries.
Most of the victims were Ramsevaks (also referred to as Karsevaks). This incident (hereinafter referred to as ‘Godhra incident’) had happened sometime between
8.00 a.m. and 8.20 a.m. near ‘A’ cabin within the Godhra railway yard. Sabarmati Express train had started from Muzaffarpur on 25-2-2002 and on its way to Ahmedabad about 2000 to 2200 Ramsevaks had boarded the train from Ayodhya.