Supreme Court prepones hearing in Babri Masjid demolition case

New Delhi, Sept 3 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday preponed by about two months the date of hearing in the Babri Masjid demolition case against BJP stalwart Lal Krishna Advani and 19 others after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) pleaded for an early hearing.

An apex court bench headed by Justice G.S. Singhvi passed the order and preponed the case to first week of October which was earlier listed for hearing in December.

The case was filed by CBI challenging Allahabad High Court's verdict on dropping conspiracy charge against Advani and 19 others in Babri Masjid demolition case.

The CBI had filed an appeal in the apex court challenging the verdicts of a special CBI court and the Allahabad High Court dropping conspiracy charge against Advani, Kalyan Singh, Uma Bharti, Vinay Katiyar and Murli Manohar Joshi.

The Babri Masjid Mosque was demolished on December 6, 1992. The demolition of the 16th century Babri Mosque had triggered widespread religious riots across the country. (ANI)


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