Babri case : Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi released from court appearance


NEW DELHI: Veteran BJP leaders L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi were let off by special CBI court on Wednesday from making personal appearance during the trial of Babri Masjid demolition case.

The court has also released Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti due to her official work. Over 1992 Babru masjid demolition case, the CBI court has started the hearing against Advani, Joshi and 12 other members in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.

All six other culprits have also lodged application demanding exclusion from personal appearance but the CBI court is yet to articulate a judgment.

The CBI court on May 30 issued bail to Advani, Joshi and 12 other members on personal links of `50,000 each. Later, the court sacked the ejection application when the defense counsel wanted cancellation of the criminal conspiracy accusation. The court demanded framing of charges under 120 B of IPC against the culprits. The daily hearings of case will be announced by special court as ordered by the Supreme Court.

After the inquiry of criminal conspiracy accusation, Babri Masjid demolition case has once again shot into importance. The case has been filed against senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Lal Krishna Advani, Murali Manhohar Joshi, Union Minister Uma Bharti, founder-president of Bajrang Dal Vinay Katiyar, and others.

The Special Central Bureau of Investigation Court issued bail to all the culprits in Lucknow. Later, it dismissed the release petition and asserted accusation would be framed.