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Babri demolition case: CBI court summons Advani, Joshi and Uma on May 30

The court refused exemption from personal appearance to Advani and Uma Bharti

IANS  |  Lucknow 

File photo of BJP leaders L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti

A special court in Lucknow, conducting a day-to-day hearing of the 1992 Babri demolition case, on Thursday asked leaders LK Advani, and to appear personally before it on May 30.

The court refused exemption from personal appearance to Advani and Union Water Resources Minister Bharti.

The leaders had moved court seeking exemption from personally appearing in court for the hearing of their role in the conspiracy to raze the Babri Masjid on December 6, 1992.

While the conspiracy charges against the trio were dropped by a special court in 2001, and later upheld by the (HC) in 2010, the apex court in April had ruled that the leaders, and some and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leaders will have to face trial for their alleged role in the conspiracy to demolish the mosque. The had also pressed for the charges.

The Supreme Court had asked the Lucknow-based special court to conduct a day-to-day hearing, framed fresh charges within a month, and wrap up the case within two years.

Five accused had surrendered before the court earlier this week while a leader surrendered on Wednesday. All have since been granted bail.

First Published: Thu, May 25 2017. 15:48 IST