Advani, Joshi, Uma To Face Babri Case Trial

Babri Masjid demolition case has not been resolved for decades. The Supreme Court allows the appeal by CBI and direct Lucknow court to conduct trial against senior BJP leaders LK Advani, Joshi and Uma Bharti.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered that senior BJP leaders LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti among others have to face trial at Lucknow court on charges of criminal conspiracy in the case of the demolition of Babri Masjid on 6 December 1992.

The apex court has allowed the revival of CBI case. The CBI earlier filed a petition challenging the withdrawal of criminal conspiracy charges against Advani and others. Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh has been exempted from the trial since he enjoys immunity under Article 361 of the Constitution. Once he steps down from the position, he will have to face the trial.

The SC has directed the Lucknow court to conduct trial on day-to-day basis continuously without granting any adjournment. The Lucknow court has been hearing on the charges against Kar Sevaks. The apex court has transferred the trial of Advani and others from Rae Bareli court to Lucknow court.

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