CBI court grants bail to 12 accused in Babri Masjid demolition case, verdict awaited soon


A special CBI court hearing the case of Babri Masjid demolition case on Tuesday granted bail to 12 accused including top BJP names such as LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Union Minister Uma Bharti on personal bonds of Rs 20,000.

The court, however, rejected the application of discharge by all accused adding that charges will be framed against them in the demolition of 16th century mosque.

BJP stalwarts L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti had today appeared before a special CBI court here for framing of charges of criminal conspiracy in the Babri Masjid demolition case.

BJP leader Vinay Katiyar and one-time Hindutva firebrand Sadhvi Ritambara too presented themselves before the court in the politically sensitive case.

Special CBI judge S K Yadav had said on May 26 that no application for an adjournment or exemption from personal appearance would be entertained.

The court, which is hearing two cases relating to the demolition of the masjid, would also frame charges against Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, Mahant Ram Vilas Vedanti, Baikunth Lal Sharma alias Prem Ji, Champat Rai Bansal, Mahant Dharma Das, Vishnu Hari Dalmiya and Satish Pradhan.


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