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Babri Masjid demolition case: Court frames 'criminal conspiracy charges against saffron leaders LK Advai, MM Joshi, Uma Bharti and others
Bharatiya Janata Party veterans LK Advani, Murli Manohar Johi and other nine
other saffron leaders accused in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case has been
summed by a special CBI court in Lucknow on Tuesday.
charges were framed under section 120B (Punishment of criminal conspiracy) of
the Indian penal Code.
comes after the court rejected the defence council's "discharge application" in
which accused leaders pleaded saying they had no role in the demolition of
Babri Masjid on December 6, 1992.
in the day, the court granted bail to saffron leaders on personal bonds of Rs
accused who appeared before the court were BJP MP Vinay Katiyar, Sadhvi
Titambara, Vishnu Hari Dalmiya, Ramjanamboomi Trust chief Nritya Gopal Das, Ram
Vilas Vedanti, Baikunth Lal Sharma alias Prem Ji, Champat Rai Bansal, Bharma as
and Satish Pradhan.
of them were named in the FIR filed after the demolition of Babri Masjid on
December 6,1992 for allegedly instigating the mob and conspiracy behind the
razing of the disputed structure.
CBI court however, dropped all conspiracy charges against the accused saffron
leaders in 2001 an the Allahabad high court unheld the judges in 2010. But the
supreme court on , on April 19, 2017, revived the conspiracy charges and directed
the special CBI court to frame charges within a month from the date of production
of the order before it.