Babri Masjid demolition: Supreme Court reinstates criminal conspiracy charges against Advani, Joshi & Bharti

LK Advani Photograph:( Others )

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Apr 19, 2017, 01.33 AM (IST)

The Supreme Court reinstated Wednesday the charge of criminal conspiracy against LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti in the Babri Masjid demolition case.

The CBI had earlier told the court that the charge of criminal conspiracy had been dropped against the senior BJP leaders, and 19 others, on technical grounds.

The Babri Masjid was pulled down on December 6, 1992.  

There were two cases being heard in connection with the demolition. 

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The first, being heard in a Lucknow court, was against the thousands of unnamed karsevaks (religous workers) who pulled down the mosque in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. 

The second, being heard in a Rae Bareilly court, was against the senior BJP leaders and the 19 others. 

The Supreme Court said Wednesday that the case against Advani, Joshi and Bharti would now be heard by the Lucknow court. 

The case would continue to be heard on a daily basis and the trial to be wound up within two years.   

The court also ordered that no adjournment was be given under normal circumstances. And that no judge hearing the case would be transferred

(WION)

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