Babri demolition case: SC asks UP govt to pass orders in 2 weeks on extension of special judge's tenure conducting trial

The SC asked the UP govt to pass orders within two weeks on the extension of tenure of the special judge conducting the trial in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case.

Press Trust of India August 23, 2019 13:33:35 IST
Babri demolition case: SC asks UP govt to pass orders in 2 weeks on extension of special judge's tenure conducting trial
  • The SC asked the Uttar Pradesh government to pass orders within two weeks on the extension of tenure of the special judge conducting the trial in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case

  • A bench of justices RF Nariman and Surya Kant said a fresh letter has been written by the special judge in which he had made five requests, including providing him security.

  • The bench asked senior advocate Aishwarya Bhati, appearing for the state, to consider all the five requests within two weeks time saying these requests appears to be reasonable

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to pass orders within two weeks on the extension of tenure of the special judge conducting the trial in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case, involving BJP veterans LK Advani, MM Joshi and Uma Bharti, in Lucknow.

Babri demolition case SC asks UP govt to pass orders in 2 weeks on extension of special judges tenure conducting trial

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A bench of justices RF Nariman and Surya Kant said a fresh letter has been written by the special judge on July 27 in which he had made five requests, including providing him security.

The bench asked senior advocate Aishwarya Bhati, appearing for the state, to consider all the five requests within two weeks time saying these requests appears to be reasonable.

The apex court had on 19 July extended the special judge's tenure till the completion of trial and delivery of the verdict in the case. However, the state government was yet to pass the order.

He was also asked by the top court to deliver the verdict within nine months.

Besides Advani, Joshi and Bharti, the accused against whom conspiracy charge was invoked in the case by the Supreme Court on 19 April, 2017, including former BJP MP Vinay Katiar and Sadhvi Ritambara.

Three other high-profile accused Giriraj Kishore, and Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Ashok Singhal and Vishnu Hari Dalmia died during trial and the proceedings against them have been abated.

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