Babri Masjid demolition case verdict tomorrow: All accused including LK Advani, M M Joshi, Uma Bharti told to be present in court
Babri Masjid demolition case verdict tomorrow: The leaders have been asked to be present personally. Uma Bharati will likely not be able to make it – she has been diagnosed Covid-19 positive
New Delhi: Verdict in Babri mosque demolition case tomorrow ( Sept 30), all accused L K Advani, M M Joshi, Kalyan Singh, Uma Bharti are among the 32 accused who have been asked to be present in court.
Uma Bharati will likely not be able to make it – she has been diagnosed Covid-19 positive and is quarantined in a hospital near Rishikesh. The other two leaders are extremely vulnerable to the infection on account of their advanced age: Advani is 92 years old and Joshi is 86.
Earlier this month, the court completed all proceedings in the case by recording statements of all 32 accused.
A bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman, had on August 19 passed an order extending the deadline for pronouncing the judgement till September 30.
The top court had, in its last order, granted the trial court CBI judge in Lucknow time till August 31 to pronounce the judgement.
The Supreme Court order came on a plea filed by special judge Surendra Kumar Yadav, who is hearing the matter related to the demolition of Babri Masjid, seeking more time to pronounce the judgement in the cases.
The accused in Babri Masjid demolition case
LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Sudhir Kakkar, Satish Pradhan, Ram Chandra Khatri, Santosh Dubey and Om Prakash Pandey, Kalyan Singh, Uma Bharti, Ram Vilas Vedanti, Vinay Katiyar, Prakash Sharna, Gandhi Yadav, Jai Bhan Singh, Lallu Singh, Kamlesh Tripathi, Brij Bhushan Singh, Ramji Gupta, Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, Champat Rai, Sakshi Maharaj, Vinay Kumar Rai, Naveen Bhai Shukla, Dharamdas, Jai Bhagwan Goel, Amarnath Goel, Sadhvi Ritambhara, Pawan Pandey, Vijay Bahadur Singh, RM Srivastava and Dharmendra Singh Gujjar.