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Allahabad High Court verdict on Babri Mosque demolition on Sept. 24

By Nitsi

Lucknow, Sep 8 (ANI): The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court will pronounce its judgement on the Babri Mosque demolition case on September 24.

Earlier, a special full bench of the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court comprising Justice SU Khan, Justice Sudhir Agarwal and Justice Dhramveer Sharma had reserved its verdict in the Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid title issue on July 26.

The bench had heard the counsels of both the parties besides video footage in July before reserving their verdict. The court also had stated that the judgment will be delivered any day after September 15.

Earlier on May 20, former Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani and 20 other Bharatiya Janata Party and Sangh Pavivar leaders got a reprieve with the Allahabad High Court rejecting a plea to revive criminal cases against them in the case.

The Lucknow Bench of the court dismissed a plea of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to revive criminal cases against these accused.

The High Court decision implies that trial in criminal cases related the demolition would now be held against 26 little-known Sangh Parivar workers.n his judgment, Justice Alok Kumar Singh said nothing has been found against the correctness, legality, propriety or regularity in respect of any of the findings of the lower court.

The CBI had sought the court's intervention to revive criminal cases against Advani and others, against whom the trial court had dropped the charge of criminal conspiracy for the mosque's demolition on December 6, 1992 at Ayodhya.

Besides Advani, those who benefit from the High Court's order include senior leaders Murli Manohar Joshi and Vinay Katiyar, former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh, former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Uma Bharti, and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Ashok Singhal. (ANI)

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