A special CBI judge SK Yadav is set to pronounce judgment in decades-old Babri Masjid demolition case on September 30. Notably, BJP veterans L K Advani, M M Joshi and Uma Bharti, are among the 32 accused in the case. Also Read - Ayodhya Mosque to be of Same Size as Babri Masjid, Will House Hospital, Library & Museum, Says Trust Formed For Its Construction
The court has directed all accused to remain present in the court for hearing the judgment.
The special CBI court has completed the recording of statements of the 32 accused under section 313 of the Criminal Procedure Code in the case.
A bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman, had on August 19 passed an order extending the deadline for pronouncing the judgement till September 30.
About the case
The mosque in Ayodhya was demolished on December 6, 1992, by ‘Kar Sevaks’ who claimed that an ancient Ram temple stood at the same site.
Former deputy prime minister LK Advani and BJP veteran MM Joshi, who were among those leading the Ram temple movement at that time, had deposed before the court through video conferencing.
Last year, a five-judge Constitution bench of the top court had ruled that the 2.77-acre land claimed by both Hindus and Muslims would be handed over to a trust for the building of a temple. The court had also ordered the allocation of a five-acre land at another site in Ayodhya for building a mosque.
On August 5, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the temple in the temple town in Uttar Pradesh.
(With Agency inputs)