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Advani gave incendiary speeches: IPS Officer
Rae Bareilly, Mar 26: Senior IPS officer Anju Gupta on Friday, Mar 26, told a Rae Bareilly court that senior BJP leader LK Advani gave incendiary speeches on Dec 6, 1992 asserting that the temple would be built at the same place.

Gupta, who was posted as Advani's personal security officer during the period, said in the court, "I received Advani from the Faisabad border and he was present at the Ram Katha Kunj along with a host of other BJP leaders."

"Kalraj Mishra, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti, Vinay Katiyar, Giriraj Kishore, Ashok Singhal and Pramod Mahajan were the other leaders present at the venue," she added.

"Advani said to his supporters that the temple would be built at the same place," she claimed.

Encouraged by Advani's speech, Gupta further said the 'Kar Sevaks' moved towards the area with daggers in their hands, as the Ram Katha Kunj was only 150 meters away from the site.

She also said that senior BJP leader Vinay Katiyar provoked the crowd.

Earlier, she arrived in court this morning to record her testimony as a witness for the prosecution against senior BJP leader LK Advani and other Sangh Parivar leaders.

ANI

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