Did the fire in S6 Coach start because someone poured petrol and ignited it? – 6 witnesses tell the story

It is alleged that, on 27th February 2002, the fire in which 58 people were burnt alive in the S6 coach of the ill-fated Sabarmati Express was started from inside by pouring over 120 litres of petrol and alighting it as part of a pre-planned conspiracy.  Jan Sangharsh Manch (JSM) has always maintained that the Godhra train burning incident was an unfortunate accident because of a spontaneous fire and was not a pre-planned conspiracy as alleged.

Let’s see extracts from witness testimonies of some of the survivors of this S6 Coach of the Sabaramati Express made before the Nanavati Commission appointed by the Gujarat Government.

Deposition by Witness No.34: Maheshbhai Cheljibhai Chaudhary

I became unconscious on the ground immediately after jumping (from the train window). After some I regained my consciousness. I was taken to Godhra civil hospital. While I had jumped out and fallen on the ground, I was not beaten by anybody nor was I threatened of beating by anybody. Before jumping out from the coach I had not seen any fluid on the floor of the coach near the place where I was sitting.

Deposition by Witness No.35: Savitaben Tribhovandas Sadhu

I had not seen any person coming inside the coach from outside and pouring any fluid…

Deposition by witness no.37: Dwarkabhai Shankarbhai Patel

Till I came out of the coach, I had not seen any flames. As long as I was inside the coach, I had not noticed any fluid having been poured inside the coach.

Deposition by witness no 38: Jayantibhai Umeddas Patel

Till I came out of the coach, I had not seen any material burning on the floor. As long as I was inside the coach, I had not seen any person pouring any fluid inside the coach from carboy. The smell of the smoke was like that of half-burnt scooter or rickshaw. The smell was like that of burning rubber. It was also like burning of luggage. My bag of cotton cloth was also burnt in the incident…

Deposition by witness no 40. Ramfersinh Babusinh Rajput

The flames were moving towards seats from the window and because of the flame, my ear was burnt. At that time there was no fire on the floor of the coach. At that time there was no fire on the upper berths and luggage stacked thereon. I had not seen any person throwing inflammable fluid inside the coach. While I was moving all around for getting out, I had not seen any inflammable fluid having been thrown on the floor.

Deposition by witness no 44. Lalanprasad Kishorilal Chorasia

My clothes were burnt. The police have taken custody of my clothes. I had not seen any person inside the coach putting any inflammable fluid.

Atleast 6 depositions made by survivors of the S6 coach before the Nanavati Commission state that they had not seen any inflammable fluid on the floor of the train. Furthermore, there are also testimonies which state that the smell was that of burning rubber which is distinctly different from the smell of burning petrol.

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RT : Did the fire in S6 Coach start because someone poured petrol and ignited it? http://t.co/wIzNc0KtHv #TruthOfGujarat

7 years ago

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Lalit Joshi
7 years ago

शर्म करो. ऊपर वाले से खौफ खाओ.

Anil Gupta
7 years ago

Credit to Modi is also due partly to people like Mukul sinha and Yagnik, who have found out work for themselves on 24×7 basis to dig and dig stories, may be partly supported by incomplete presentation of facts. What did the rest of the passengers/witness depose. Why do we think every decision from courts is to be contested till rucus serves their purpose, main one to malign and give a twist to the whole story.

Unnikrishnan Kuttanparambath

“Bilal Haji and Faruk Bhana, Muslim leaders of Godhra had led the mob and “prevented fire tenders from reaching the ‘A-Cabin’ “where the train was stopped and attacked.[24] Another councillor Abdul Raheman Dhantiya alias Kankatta was also found to be involved in the stone pelting during the incident.[25] Committee found few Ghanchi Muslims who used to stay around Godhra railway station as the executors. Petrol was stored in seven or eight 20-litre cans and was kept in the Aman Guest House” please explain….

Gopal Chaturvedi
7 years ago

ha ha ha ha…..your objective is to show facts or to just to oppose modi…..what about other witness form no 1 to 33

Rajeswari Saroja
7 years ago

I believe [Modi’s] case will ultimately be decided by the Godhra train burining appeal currently in the High Court. If the High Court throws out the ABSURD STORY cooked up by Modi (and judge Patel) to “explain” the Godhra train burning, then it would be clear that the train burning was a BAD but UNINTENDED INCIDENT, removing any possible excuse for Modi to not have prevented the post-Godhra killings. – Sanjeev Sabhlok

See more at: http://sabhlokcity.com/2013/10/why-is-the-truth-about-how-coach-s6-got-burnt-in-godhra-so-important-to-the-case-against-modi/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SanjeevSabhloksBlog+%28Sanjeev+Sabhlok%27s+revolutionary+blog%29#sthash.C9Zfhwq6.dpuf

Mayur Panghaal
7 years ago

The truth is stranger than fiction.

7 years ago

The author very conveniently omits the fact that 63 persons have already been convicted by court for burning Sabarmati express.. Infact its really hilarious that someone is still doubting the carnage of Sabarmati Express.. Its like saying No congressmen killed any sikh in 1984, 5000 sikhs committed masssuicide..

read here http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-02-22/india/28624491_1_maulvi-umarji-godhra-train-maulana-umarji

Thirty-one people were convicted and 63 others, including the main accused Maulvi Umarji, were acquitted by a special court here in the 2002 Godhra train burning incident

This also includes Haji Bilal.. the Congress MLA..

Sharif Khatri
7 years ago

The reality

Tee Pee
7 years ago

If people are gifted with satanic talents and magical powers, does it require ‘ RAMBO-TYPE’ ability to torch a train coach through ‘REMOTE’ OPERATIONS.

Bheemsinh Rahangdale
7 years ago

In the wake of coming elections there are so many conspiracy stories will float.without any first hand account, authentic findings and purely based on assumptions. To make politicians happy and confirm their remuneration in form of either money, party ticket or business favor these authors can write any fantasy. these folks are no where close to the reality.

can we rewrite the riots history? lets start from 1947, 1956, 1984, 1975 Emergency, 2012 Assam, and recent Kishtwar in Jammu? any takers?
congress is so desperate to spread rumors that they can blame Mahatma Gandhi for political benefit.

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Why you need name, read opinion
7 years ago

I guess you take carefully selected answers, which suits your objective. I am not an RSS agent nor VHP fan. Not a single Japanese saw USA drooping bomb on Hiroshima, many people in Gaza don’t see where the rocket coming from but they know they are Israeli not Saudi. Many accidents happen in Indian Railway every year, but people don’t claim local town. You look like you have brain, but don’t use it. You are trying to ignite fire between two communities for your own reason or you have lost your mind. Thats what happens when you don’t see human but you hindu or musilim. Be wise & admit 27 Feb was bad & what happened after that was worst. If Godhra was an accident, 2002 riots were bigger accident.

7 years ago

It is also reported in media during that time, as also it is believed to be in the records of the Police and CBI that the passengers in the ill fated train who were returning from Ayodhya had ruthlessly looted the vendors who were mostly from a particular minority community. The looting was done at Godhara Railway Station while the train halted there as usual stoppage. This looting was told to be per-planned and per-meditated to create chaos. Thus what followed afterwards was factually aftermath of this looting?

Syed Munnaf
7 years ago

Is this fact admin