Lucknow: The hearing over 1992 Babri demolition case was conducted by special CBI court on Thursday. The court deferred allegations against six Sangh Parivar leaders as only one of them came to the court. It directed them to appear on May 30 for framing of charges. Later, the court added that no further suspension would be permitted.
About six other saffron leaders including LK Advani, former Union minister Murli Manohar Joshi, cabinet minister Uma Bharti, MP Vinay Katiyar, Sadhvi Ritambhara and Vishnu Hari Dalmiya would be incriminated for their role in the plot behind the Babri Masjid destruction on Friday.
One of the accused, Satish Pradhan comes out before the court on Thursday. He said that the allegations must be removed against him because he was ill and unable to walk. On the other hand, five culprits involving Nritya Gopal Das, Ram Vilas Vendanti, Baikunth Lal Sharma, Champat Rai and Dharm Das demanded release.
In 2001, the special CBI court had expelled plot put against the leaders, the Allahabad high court had defended the order in 2010. The CBI approached the Supreme Court with its order on April 19, 2017 and directed the court to add plot allegations against the accused in the trial.
Two other culprits including Ashok Singhal and Giriraj Kishore lost their lives during the trial.
On April 19, 2017, while demanding refurbishment of plot allegations against the culprits, the Supreme Court demanded that both the cases should be joined and a combined trial should carry out at the Lucknow court. It directed the court to commence daily hearing and end it within two years.