Lucknow Court Grants Bail To Advani, Joshi, Uma Bharti In Babri Demolition Case
Lucknow: The special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court has granted bail to senior BJP leaders L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti on Tuesday on a surety of ₹ 50,000 each in Babri Masjid demolition case.
All the 12 accused in the case have been granted bail in the case.
The BJP stalwarts appeared before special CBI court in Lucknow for the framing of conspiracy charges in a case related to 1992 Babri Masjid demolition in Ayodhya.
Counsel representing the accused, Prashant Atal, said, “We have submitted discharge application, if the court rejects it then charges will be framed.”
Hindutva firebrand Sadhvi Ritambara and BJP leader Vinay Katiyar too were present in the case.
On May 26, special CBI Judge SK Yadav ordered BJP leaders to appear in person. The judge also made it clear that no application for adjournment or exemption from personal appearance shall be entertained.
The court which is hearing two cases related to the demolition of Masjid, would also frame charges against Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, Mahant Ram Vilas Vedanti, Baikunth Lal Sharma alias Premji, Champat Rai Bansal, Mahant Dharma Das, Vishnu Hari Dalmiya and Satish Pradhan.
Before the hearing, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath met Advani, Joshi and others at the VVIP guest house.
The Supreme Court had on April 19 ordered prosecution of Advani, Joshi, Uma Bharti and other accused of criminal conspiracy in the politically sensitive case. It had also ordered day to day trial to be concluded in two year. The case against LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti and three other accused was transferred from a Raebareli court to Lucknow for a joint trial.