Babri Masjid demolition was just an incident: SC

Last Updated: Monday, January 16, 2012 - 16:46

New Delhi: The Babri Masjid demolition is
just an incident and there is nothing famous or infamous about
it, the Supreme Court today said while listing CBI`s plea for
levelling charges of criminal conspiracy against senior BJP
leader L K Advani, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray and 18
others to March 27.

"What is famous about it. It was an incident which
happened and parties are before us. It is not famous or
infamous," a bench of Justices H L Dattu and C K Prasad said
when the Additional Solicitor General said at the beginning of
the proceeding that the matter is related to "famous" Babri
Masjid demolition case.

The proceeding before the bench could not go on as it was
mentioned that some of the parties in the case have not filed
their response and the case was then adjourned for March.

The apex court had on March 4 last year issued notice to
21 people including Advani, Thackeray, Kalyan Singh, Uma
Bharti, Satish Pradhan, CR Bansal, MM Joshi, Vinay Katiyar,
Ashok Singhal, Giriraj Kishore, Sadhvi Ritambhara, VH Dalmia,
Mahant Avaidhynath, RV Vedanti, Param Hans Ram Chandra Das,
Jagdish Muni Maharaj, BL Sharma, Nritya Gopal Das, Dharam Das,
Satish Nagar and Moreshwar Save.

The court had asked all of them to file their response on
why criminal conspiracy charges should not be revived against
them in the Babri Masjid demolition case.

It had passed the order on an appeal filed by CBI
challenging the May 21, 2010 Allahabad High Court judgement
upholding a special court`s decision to drop the charges
against the leaders.


First Published: Monday, January 16, 2012 - 16:40

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