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Babri case: Allahabad court rejects CBI plea to try BJP leaders

The Lucknow bench of Allahabad HC on dismissed CBI’s review petition to try some BJP leaders.



Lucknow: In a respite to L K Advani, Murli
Manohar Joshi and 19 others in the Babri Masjid demolition
case, the Allahabad High Court today dismissed CBI`s revision
petition challenging a special court decision to drop criminal
proceedings against them.

The CBI had sought a direction for continuing
proceedings against BJP leaders Advani and Joshi, Uma Bharti,
former UP chief minister Kalyan Singh and others in connection
with the demolition of the mosque on December 6, 1992.

In his 44-page judgement, Justice Alok Kumar Singh
of the Lucknow bench of the High Court said, "...Nothing is
found against the correctness, legality, propriety or
regularity in respect of any of the findings of the lower
court".

"There is no embellishment in the impugned order dated
May 4, 2001 neither on factual or legal matrix. Hence there is
no occasion for this court to make any interference in the
impugned order," the court said.

VHP leader Ashok Singhal and Shiv Sena supremo Bal
Thackeray were among the 21 who were given relief by the
special court.

-PTI

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