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SC restores trial of Advani, Joshi, Bharti in Babri case

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The Supreme on Wednesday revived the conspiracy charge in Babri Masjid demolition case against senior leaders L.K. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Governor Kalyan Singh, Union Minister Uma Bharti, among others.

Restoring the conspiracy charge, a bench of Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman also transferred their trial from Rae Bareli to Lucknow.

Pronouncing the judgment, Justice Nariman said that since Kalyan Singh being the Governor of enjoys constitutional immunity from being prosecuted, the trial would proceed against him the day he ceases to be the Governor.

The also said that the trial in Lucknow would frame additional charges against Advani and others and proceed against them.

The said that there would be no de-novo trial and the trial judge would not be transferred till trial was over.

Directing the trial to complete the trial in two years time, the top said that it would proceed on day-to-day basis and there would be no adjournments.

The said that adjournment would take place only if the trial judge feels that it was impossible to proceed and fix the next date of hearing after recording the reasons for the adjournment.

The apex verdict was on a CBI plea challenging the Allahabad High order quashing the conspiracy charge against Advani and others.

--IANS

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The Supreme on Wednesday revived the conspiracy charge in Babri Masjid demolition case against senior leaders L.K. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Governor Kalyan Singh, Union Minister Uma Bharti, among others.

Restoring the conspiracy charge, a bench of Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman also transferred their trial from Rae Bareli to Lucknow.

Pronouncing the judgment, Justice Nariman said that since Kalyan Singh being the Governor of enjoys constitutional immunity from being prosecuted, the trial would proceed against him the day he ceases to be the Governor.

The also said that the trial in Lucknow would frame additional charges against Advani and others and proceed against them.

The said that there would be no de-novo trial and the trial judge would not be transferred till trial was over.

Directing the trial to complete the trial in two years time, the top said that it would proceed on day-to-day basis and there would be no adjournments.

The said that adjournment would take place only if the trial judge feels that it was impossible to proceed and fix the next date of hearing after recording the reasons for the adjournment.

The apex verdict was on a CBI plea challenging the Allahabad High order quashing the conspiracy charge against Advani and others.

--IANS

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SC restores trial of Advani, Joshi, Bharti in Babri case

The Supreme on Wednesday revived the conspiracy charge in Babri Masjid demolition case against senior leaders L.K. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Governor Kalyan Singh, Union Minister Uma Bharti, among others.

Restoring the conspiracy charge, a bench of Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman also transferred their trial from Rae Bareli to Lucknow.

Pronouncing the judgment, Justice Nariman said that since Kalyan Singh being the Governor of enjoys constitutional immunity from being prosecuted, the trial would proceed against him the day he ceases to be the Governor.

The also said that the trial in Lucknow would frame additional charges against Advani and others and proceed against them.

The said that there would be no de-novo trial and the trial judge would not be transferred till trial was over.

Directing the trial to complete the trial in two years time, the top said that it would proceed on day-to-day basis and there would be no adjournments.

The said that adjournment would take place only if the trial judge feels that it was impossible to proceed and fix the next date of hearing after recording the reasons for the adjournment.

The apex verdict was on a CBI plea challenging the Allahabad High order quashing the conspiracy charge against Advani and others.

--IANS

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