Chronology of events in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case

Following is the chronology of events in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case in which the Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed CBI's appeal and restored criminal conspiracy charge against BJP leaders L K Advani and others:

PTI| Last Updated: Apr 19, 2017, 12:02 PM IST

New Delhi: Following is the chronology of events in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case in which the Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed CBI's appeal and restored criminal conspiracy charge against BJP leaders L K Advani and others:

*Dec, 1992: Two FIRs filed in the case. One against unknown karsevaks for demolition of the mosque. The other named BJP leaders Advani, M M Joshi and others for allegedly giving 'communal' speeches before demolition.

*Oct, 1993: CBI files composite charge sheet accusing Advani and others of conspiracy.

*May 4, 2001: Special CBI court drops proceedings against accused including Advani, Joshi, Uma Bharti, Bal Thackeray and others.

*Nov 2, 2004: CBI challenges before the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court, the dropping of proceedings against BJP leaders on technical grounds. Court issues notices.

*May 20, 2010: High court dismisses plea. Says no merit in CBI's revision petition.

*Feb, 2011: CBI moves Supreme Court against high court order.

*Mar 6, 2017: SC indicates it may consider reviving conspiracy charge against the BJP leaders in Babri Masjid demolition case.

*Mar 21: SC suggests fresh attempts to resolve Ayodhya dispute.

*Apr 6: SC favours time-bound completion of trial in the case and reserves order on CBI's plea.

*Apr 19: SC restores criminal conspiracy charge against leaders including Advani, Joshi and union cabinet minister Uma Bharti in the case and clubs the trial in the matter pending against VIPs and karsevaks.