Liberhan Commission's term extended for six months

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New Delhi, Sept 30 (UNI) The Liberhan Commission of Inquiry, probing the demolition of disputed structure in Ayodhya was given extension for six months today.

The Commission's term, which was to expire today, has been extended several times during the past 16 years.

Now the term of the one man-inquiry commission would expire on March 31, 2009, a home ministry spokesman said here.

The Commission was constituted by the then Naramsimha Rao Government within a fortnight after the demolition of disputed structure on December 6, 1992 by Karsevaks.

The Commission headed by Justice (retd) M S Liberhan has been inquiring into the sequence of events leading to the structures distruction on December 6, 1992.

During its decade-and-half long proceedings, the Commission has recorded statements of several politicians, bureaucrats and police officials including former Prime Ministers V P Singh, PV Narasimha Rao and former Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani. The Commission has already cost the state exchequer more than Rs eight crore.

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