Babri mosque demolition case: CBI court records Murli Manohar Joshi's statement, LK Advani to depose tomorrow

The CBI court is conducting day-to-day hearings in the 1992 case to complete its trial by 31 August as directed by the Supreme Court

Press Trust of India July 23, 2020 19:17:25 IST
Babri mosque demolition case: CBI court records Murli Manohar Joshi's statement, LK Advani to depose tomorrow

Lucknow: A special CBI court on Thursday recorded the statement of BJP veteran Murli Manohar Joshi in the 1992 Babri mosque demolition case.

The statement of the 86-year-old leader was recorded in the court of Special Judge SK Yadav through video conference.

Former deputy prime minister LK Advani (92) is likely to record his statement in a similar manner on Friday.

The Babri mosque demolition trial is presently at the stage of recording of statements of the 32 accused in the case under Section 313 of the CrPC during which they get an opportunity to refute the prosecution evidence against them.

The mosque in Ayodhya was demolished on 6 December, 1992, by 'kar sevaks' who claimed that an ancient Ram Temple stood at the same site.

Advani and Joshi were among those leading the Ram temple movement at that time.

The court is conducting day-to-day hearing in the case to complete its trial by 31 August as directed by the Supreme Court.

BJP leader and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Uma Bharti had appeared in person earlier this month before the court to make her deposition in the case.

In her testimony, she had accused the then Congress-led central government of implicating her in the case due to political vendetta.

Another senior BJP leader and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh on 13 July had accused the then Congress government at the Centre of levelling "false and baseless allegations" against him in the Babri mosque demolition case.

Singh, during whose tenure the demolition took place, had said that he was falsely implicated.

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