The Supreme Court on Thursday asked a Rae Bareily court to expeditiously hear the Babri Masjid demolition case of Ayodhya against senior BJP leader LK Advani and 19 others against whom the charges of criminal conspiracy had been dropped by the trial court
The CBI had challenged the Allahabad high court judgment which had dropped the conspiracy charge against senior BJP leader LK Advani.
Expressing anguish over absence of CBI’s counsel, a bench of justices HL Dattu and CK Prasad directed the trial court to hear the case expeditiously. In another significant direction, the court directed the trial court to drop the case against Shiv Sena chief Balasaheb Thackeray who died last month. In a law suit challenging the HC order, the CBI wants that the charge of criminal conspiracy under section 120- B of IPC ought to be restored against Advani, Kalyan Singh, Uma Bharti, Satish Pradhan, CR Bansal, MM Joshi, Vinay Katiyar, Ashok Singhal, Giriraj Kishore, Sadhvi Ritambhara, VH Dalmia, Mahant Avaidhynath, RV Vedanti, Param Hans Ram Chandra Das, Jagdish Muni Maharaj, BL Sharma, Nritya Gopal Das, Dharam Das, Satish Nagar and Moreshwar Save.