Babri Masjid Demolition Case: Advani, Joshi And Others To Be Tried For Criminal Conspiracy

Babri Masjid Demolition Case:  Advani, Joshi And Others To Be Tried For Criminal Conspiracy BJP leader L K Advani. (PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/GettyImages)

The Supreme Court today (19 April) allowed the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) appeal challenging withdrawal of conspiracy charges against senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in connection with the Babri Masjid demolition case.

The apex court said that the trial has to be completed in two years, adding that day-to-day hearing would continue in a Lucknow court.

Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh, being in a constitutional post, has been given a relief by the top court. Lal Krishna Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi will face criminal conspiracy charges. Union Water Resources and River Development Minister Uma Bharti will also have to face criminal conspiracy charges in the case.

The apex court also ordered that no adjournment would be given under normal circumstances, adding that no judge hearing the case would be transferred.

Earlier on 6 April, the apex court reserved its order on whether criminal conspiracy charges should be initiated or not against various BJP leaders in the case.

With Inputs From ANI.