Supreme Court issues notice to Advani and others in Babri Masjid demolition case

March 4th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI  

Bharatiya Janata Party New Delhi, Mar 4 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday sent notices to top Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Sangh Parivar leaders, including L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, on the CBI’s plea against dropping conspiracy charges in the Babri Masjid demolition case.

The notice was issued on a CBI petition seeking prosecution of 21 BJP and saffron leaders on the charges of criminal conspiracy.

In its appeal, the agency said that the High Court had not come to the right conclusion and the charges of criminal conspiracy should be restored against them.

The Allahabad High Court had on May 20, 2010 dismissed the CBI plea seeking revival of criminal conspiracy charges against top BJP and Sangh Parivar leaders, which also included Ashok Singhal, Giriraj Kishore, Vinay Katiyar, Vishnu Hari Dalmiya, Sadhvi Rithambara and Mahant Avaidya Nath.

The other leaders were former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Uma Bharti, former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh and Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray.

After the demolition of Babri Masjid on December 6, 1992 at Ayodhya, two FIRs were filed against those allegedly involved in it.

The first FIR was against unknown persons while the second FIR was filed against Advani and 20 others.

The FIR against Advani and others stated that they entered into a criminal conspiracy to demolish Babri Masjid. (ANI)

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