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Babri Demolition case: SC to decide on conspiracy charges against LK Advani and others

 2017-03-22 05:18:51.0

Babri Demolition case: SC to decide on conspiracy charges against LK Advani and others

Tahlka News Desk
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on wednesday is likely to decide whether senior BJP leaders LK Advani and Murali Manohar Joshi, along with other BJP leaders would face trial in the decades old Babri Masjid (mosque) demolition case. The court is expected to reveal whether or not conspiracy charges will be revived against Mr Advani, 89, and other leaders like Murli Manohar Joshi and Union Minister Uma Bharti. The charge was dropped by lower courts. During the last hearing, the Supreme Court hinted that it won't accept the discharge of BJP leaders on technical grounds.

The apex court will hear the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)'s plea against Allahabad High Court's order dropping criminal conspiracy charges against the BJP leaders in the case.

There are two sets of cases - one against BJP veteran Advani and others who were on the dais at Ram Katha Kunj in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992 when the Babri mosque was demolished. The other case was against lakhs of 'karsevaks' (volunteers) who were in and around the disputed structure.

The CBI had chargesheeted Advani and 20 others under Sections 153A (promoting enmity between classes), 153B (imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration) and 505 (false statements, rumours etc. circulated with the intent to cause mutiny or disturb public peace) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).



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