Supreme Court to CBI: Won’t accept dropping of charges against Advani in Babri masjid demolition case

The Supreme Court on Monday said that it would not accept dropping of charges of conspiracy in the demolition of 16th century Babri Mosque on 6 December 1992.

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“We will not accept the discharge of Advani and others on technical grounds. We will allow you (CBI) to file a supplementary chargesheet against 13 persons by including the conspiracy charges. We will ask the trial court to conduct a joint trial,” the court told CBI.


The apex court’s order, according to NDTV, will reveal on 22 March whether Advani, now 89, and his other party colleagues including Murli Manohar Joshi and Union Minister Uma Bharti will be on trial for conspiracy.

This charge was dropped by lower court before being upheld by Allahabad High Court too.


Two sets of FIRs were filed after the Babri Masjid was demolitions by Hindutva supporters on 6 December 1992. The first FIR was against senior leaders Hindutva leaders including Advanai, Joshi, Bharti and Bal Thackeray, while the second FIR was against unnamed karsevaks.

Thackeray’s name was removed from the accused after his death.



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