New Delhi : The CBI court will give its verdict on September 30 after 27 years in the December 1992 Babri Masjid Demolition Case in Uttar Pradesh-based Ayodhya. Former Deputy Prime Minister and former Home Minister Lal Krishna Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, former Governor and former CM of UP Kalyan Singh, BJP leader Vinay Katiyar, former Union Minister and former CM of Madhya Pradesh Uma Bharti are accused in this case. The CBI had filed a charge sheet against 49 accused in this case, out of which, 17 have died.
In the CBI Special Court on Tuesday, verbal debate was completed by the defense and prosecution. Now the special CBI court has to give its verdict in this case by 30 September. From September 2, the court will start writing its verdict.
On December 6, 1992, a total of 49 FIRs were registered in connection with the demolition of the disputed structure. One FIR was lodged at the Ram Janmabhoomi police station in Faizabad by SO Priyavanda Nath Shukla and the other by SI Ganga Prasad Tiwari. The remaining 47 FIRs were also filed by different journalists and photographers on different dates. On October 5, 1993, the CBI filed a charge sheet against a total of 49 accused in the case after investigation. Of these, 17 have died during the trial.
Earlier on Tuesday, senior advocate Mridul Rakesh personally appeared before the court and completed his arguments, while senior counsel IB Singh gave an oral argument on behalf of his client RN Srivastava through video conferencing. On the other hand, advocate Mahipal Ahluwalia from Delhi also gave a verbal debate on behalf of senior BJP leaders LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi through video conferencing. Advocates Vimal Kumar Srivastava, Abhishek Ranjan and KK Mishra were also present in the court. On the other hand, on behalf of CBI, lawyer P Chakraborty, Lalit Kumar Singh and RK Yadav gave a verbal debate.