CBI Court To Frame Charges Against Advani, Joshi And Bharti Today:- The Special CBI Court would charge Ex Deputy PM LK Advani, BJP Veteran Murali Manohar Joshi and Cabinet Minister Uma Bharati, along with nine other saffron leaders, in the Babri Masjid demolition Case.
The leaders were to appear on May 25 and 26, but all the 12 accused however sought exemption. Then, the court called all of them on May 30 and cautioned them that no further exemption would be allowed.
BJP MP Vinay Katiyar, Sadhvi Ritambara, Vishnu Hari Dalmiya, Ramjanmabhoomi Trust chief Nritya Gopal Das, Ram Vilas Vedanti, Baikunth Lal Sharma alias Prem Ji, Champat Rai Bansal, Dharma Das and Satish Pradhan are the other accused in the case who are likely to appear before the court.
After the demolition of Babri Masjid on December 6, 1992, all the accused were named in the FIR filed, for allegedly instigating the mob and conspiracy behind the razing of the disputed structure. However, in 2001, a CBI court dropped the conspiracy charges, and the judgment was upheld in 2010 by the Allahabad High Court.
On April 19, 2017 the Supreme Court revived the conspiracy charges and directed the CBI court to frame charges within a month from the date of release of the order, before it. The CBI Court, hence is in a hurry to frame the charges and begin daily trial in compliance of the SC direction to end the trial in two years.
The court could not frame charges on earlier occasions, as all the accused were not present before it. Special Judge SK Yadav, directing the accused to appear in the court on May 30 for framing of charges, had cautioned the above accused that no further exemption or adjournment from personal appearance would be granted.