Babri demolition: BJP leaders including LK Advani may face charges, says SC

The Supreme Court has expressed concern over the delay in the trial against people involved in the demolition of Babri and has favoured a joint trial of accused soon.

Babri demolition: BJP leaders including LK Advani may face charges, says SC

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders including veteran leader LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharati are likely to face charges in the Babri Masjid demolition case.

In its latest order, Supreme Court has said that the LK Advani and 12 others might have to face trial, and it may ask the lower court to conduct a joint trial. The court has emphasised that it "won't accept discharges of Advani and others on technical grounds." The court further said, "CBI can file supplementary charge sheet including conspiracy charges."

The apex court is likely to take a final call in the case on March 22, 2017 and the BJP leaders may face trials. The apex court is likely to club both the Lucknow and Raebareli case. The Supreme Court has expressed concern over the delay in trial against people involved in the demolition of Babri and has favoured a joint trial of accused soon.

Advani and a dozen others were discharged by a court of conspiracy charges and the main case against Karsevaks or Hindu activists accused of razing the 16th-century mosque in Ayodhya in December 1992 is pending in the Lucknow trial court.

The court was hearing the CBI's appeal against the dropping of conspiracy charges against Advani and others.