Cross-examination of Babri demolition witness concludes

Cross-examination of senior IPS officer Anju Gupta, a key witness in the Babri Masjid demolition case, on Monday concluded in a special CBI court here.

Last Updated: Jan 03, 2011, 15:34 PM IST

Rae Bareli: Cross-examination of senior
IPS officer Anju Gupta, a key witness in the Babri Masjid
demolition case, on Monday concluded in a special CBI court here.

Gupta, who was deployed as a security officer with BJP
leader LK Advani on December 6, 1992 at the site of the
disputed structure, was cross-examined by defence counsel LB Singh and Vimal Srivastava, prosecution sources said.

Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Vishnu Prasad
Agarwal posted the matter for hearing on January 25.

On March 26 last year, she had deposed before the
court that Advani gave a provocative speech in Ayodhya moments
before the mosque was demolished by Sangh Parivar activists.

Gupta, who was then posted as Assistant Superintendent
of Police in Faizabad, was on special duty entrusted with the
security of Advani when the demolition took place.

On November 19, Gupta had also told the court that two
press photographers were attacked by an aggressive mob of Kar
Sewaks on the fateful day.

PTI