Special CBI court in Lucknow orders Advani, Uma Bharti and others to appear before it tomorrow

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Lucknow: A special CBI court in Lucknow has ordered charge sheeted BJP leaders to appear before it tomorrow in the case of demolition of disputed structure at Ayodhya.

Yesterday, the court had asked Advani, Uma Bharti, Vinay Katiyar and others to appear before it. The court is likely to frame charges against the accused tomorrow. However, the accused have moved an application seeking exemption from personal appearance.


On April 19, the Supreme Court had ordered restoration of criminal charges against the top BJP leaders and others in the 1992 case. The Court had transferred the case from Rae Bareli to Lucknow.

The apex court had directed the special court to start proceedings in the matter within a month and deliver its verdict within two years.

The special court began its day-to-day hearing on 20th this month.

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