The Gujarat government has ordered a judicial inquiry into Wednesday's attack on passengers of Sabarmati Express train at Godhra station, Chief Minister Narendra Modi announced on Thursday.
The probe has been ordered under the Commission of Inquiry Act.
Modi said it would be wrong to give the tragedy a communal colour as it was a 'pre-planned attack'.
He termed the incident as 'unfortunate and shameful for the civil society' and said the deceased included a large number of women and children.
"The charred bodies which I saw at Godhra railway station testified the black deed of terrorism," Modi said.
He said the state government has taken the incident very seriously and would take strict action against the culprits and ensure that such incidents do not recur.
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