Babri demolition case: Advani, Joshi, Uma to appear in CBI court today

The court had earlier summoned all the six accused to appear before it on May 26 for framing of charges in compliance of the Supreme Court’s April 19, 2017 order.

Published: 29th May 2017 07:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th May 2017 07:19 AM   |  A+A-

BJP veteran LK Advani (File|PTI)

Express News Service

LUCKNOW: In all probability, senior BJP leaders LK Advani, MM Joshi, Union minister Uma Bharti, and three other saffron leaders--MP Vinay Katiyar, Sadhvi Ritambhara, and Vishnu Hari Dalmia will appear in special CBI court for framing of charges in Babri mosque demolition case on Tuesday.

The court had earlier summoned all the six accused to appear before it on May 26 for framing of charges in compliance of the Supreme Court’s April 19, 2017 order failing which May 30 was fixed as the next date for appearance by the court. Special CBI Judge SK Yadav had cautioned the accused persons that no further adjournment or exemption from personal appearance would be granted on next date. On last Friday, all the accused and submitted an application for exemption from appearance on the pretext of personal reasons.

The court, which is hearing two separate cases, has also fixed May 30 for framing of charges against the other six accused including Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, Ram Vilas Vedanti, Baikunth Lal Sharma alias Prem Ji, Champat Rai Bansal,  Mahant Dharma Das and Satish Pradhan.

After the demolition of the disputed structure in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992, two First Information Reports were lodged. While Crime No. 197 dealt with “demolition of the mosque by kar sevaks” in which Vedanti, Nritya Gopal Das and four others are accused, crime No. 198 named Advani, Joshi and 20 others for inciting the mob through their speeches and contriving the demolition of Babri mosque.

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