The plea in this regard was filed in the Faizabad District Court by Shiv Sena leader Santosh Dubey and Shankracharya Swami Avimukteshwaranand of Varanasi.
Rai, and his family members were accused in a Facebook post by noted journalist Vineet Narain of being involved in usurping 20,000 square meters of land of a cow shelter.
It stated that the 1.2080 hectare land was purchased at the rate of Rs 1423 per Square Feet, which is much less than the actual market rate in Ayodhya.
A case of alleged embezzlement of Rs 6 lakh from the Ram Janmbhoomi Trust came into light on September 9 and four people have been arrested in this connection.
Senior lawyer and Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Wednesday clarified he never represented the Sunni Waqf Board in the ongoing long-standing Ayodhya matter in the Supreme Court.
Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for the Sunni Waqf Board, had, however, said in the apex court yesterday that the appeals be heard in July 2019 after the completion of the next Lok Sabha polls.