Lucknow court issues NBW against two in Ayodhya case

Last Updated: Monday, August 9, 2010 - 23:44

Lucknow: A local court today issued non-
bailable warrants against two accused in the Babri Masjid
demolition case, who had continuously remained absent from
proceedings.

Other than the NBWs against Laxminarayan Das Mahatyagi
and Om Prakash Pandey, the court also issued production
warrant against another accused, Jay Bhagwan Gopal.

The court fixed August 17 as the next date of hearing.

Special Judge Ayodhya Prakaran, Nirendra Kumar also
rejected the exemption applications of six accused -- Jay
Bhagwan Goyal, Santosh Dubey, Prakash Sharma, Kamlesh Tripathi
Naveen Bhai Shukla and Acharya Dharmendra Dev.

Sixteen other accused were present in the court including
Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, Pawan Pandey Lallu Singh and the
then District Magistrate of Faizabad, R N Srivastava.

The structure was demolished on December 6, 1992 and in
this matter, a criminal case is pending before the special
Judge Ayodhya Prakaran, Lucknow.

Earlier, the court had dropped proceedings against 21
accused including BJP leaders L K Advani, M M Joshi, Shiv Sena
Supremo Bala Sahab Thackeray, former Chief Minister of UP
Kalyan Singh and others, in this matter.

PTI



First Published: Monday, August 9, 2010 - 23:44

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