Allahabad HC asks CBI to investigate missing Babri files case

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Lucknow, July 15 (ANI): The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Wednesday, directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to immediately take the investigation of the missing files of the Ramjanmabhoomi - Babri Masjid land dispute, and ordered to complete the investigation in two months. Earlier on Tuesday special full bench, comprising Justices Saiyed Rafat Alam, Sudhir Agarwal and D B Sharma had reserved it decsion.

The bench also fixed the next hearing of the case on August 24. The court was hearing two petitions, one related to an application filed in 2002 asking the court to direct the state government to produce seven documents related to the Babri case, and the second was filed by the state government asking the opposite party to furnish information about the source through which they had come to know about the missing documents.

On July 9 the Uttar Pradesh Government registered a complaint about the 23 missing files related to the Ramjnambhoomi- Babri dispute in the Hazaratganj Police Station in Lucknow. The State Government also recommended a CBI inquiry. (ANI)

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