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Ayodhya case: Charges framed against 23 accused

A special court here today framed charges against 23 accused, including two legislators and the then Faizabad District Magistrate, in the Ayodhya demolition case.



Lucknow: A special court here today
framed charges against 23 accused, including two legislators
and the then Faizabad District Magistrate, in the Ayodhya
demolition case.

Special Judge (Ayodhya Prakaran) Virendra Kumar fixed
August 23 for recording evidence in the case which pertained
to the demolition of Babri mosque on December six, 1992.

The charges were framed against VHP leader Acharya
Dharmendra Deo, SP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, BJP MLA Lalu
Singh, then Faizabad District Magistrate R N Srivastava and
others.

The framing of charges would pave the way for start of
the trial in the case.

The court also initiated the process to declare accused
Laxminarayan Das Mahatyagi, who has not been appearing before
it for a long time, as a proclaimed offender.

The court framed charges against the 23 accused under
various sections of IPC which included criminal conspiracy.

The case was handed over to the CBI on December 13,
1992 and the agency had filed a consolidated chargesheet
against accused on August 27, 1993.

PTI

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