Babri case: SC revives conspiracy charges against Advani, Joshi
The CBI had appealed against the dropping charges against senior BJP leaders.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday revived conspiracy charges against L.K. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and 13 others in the 25-year-old Babri Masjid demolition cases.
The Supreme Court in its ruling said the case should be tried in a time-bound, day-to-day basis, without any adjournments or transfer of trial judge.
Union Minister Uma Bharti is also among the accused who will be tried for criminal conspiracy.
A Special Court had in May 2001 dropped the criminal conspiracy charges against Mr. Advani and top BJP and Sangh Parivar leaders, including Ashok Singhal, Giriraj Kishore, Murli Manohar Joshi, and Uma Bharti among others. The Allahabad HC had dismissed the CBI plea to revive the conspiracy charges in May 2010, following which the agency moved the Supreme Court in appeal in February 2011.