Babri demolition case: SC expresses concern over delay in trial

New Delhi [India], Mar. 6 : The Supreme Court on Monday expressed its concern over delay in trial against the people involved in demolition of Babri Masjid.

The apex court also favoured joint trial of all the accused. The apex court said that separate trial going on in Lucknow and Raebareli must be clubbed together. It posted the case for further hearing to March 22. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has challenged the Allahabad High Court's ruling to acquit Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veterans L.K.

Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti, the then Uttar Pradesh chief minister and present Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh and others.

The apex court had sought responses from all the accused during the last hearing. Babri Masjid, a 16th century mosque, was built by one of the generals of Mughal emperor Babar. It was demolished by a mob on December 6, 1992. Advani and Joshi were present at the site when the mosque was pulled down..

Source: ANI