Babri Demolition case: SC extends final verdict date

Guwahati: The Supreme Court has delayed the completion of the trial for the case of demolishing the Babri Masjid by a month. The Apex court has directed the special CBI Court of Lucknow to award sentences to the convicts of this crime by 30th September. Previously the final date was fixed to be 31st August.

This case involves high profile names of BJP veterans including L.K. Advani, M.M. Joshi and Uma Bharti.

A bench of justices RF Nariman, Navin Sinha and Indira Banerjee said, "Having read the report of Surendra Kumar Yadav, learned special judge, and considering that the proceedings are at the fag end, we grant one month's time, i.e., till September 30, 2020, to complete the proceedings including the delivery of judgment."
The order was passed on August 19 and was uploaded on the apex court website recently.

Former deputy Prime Minister LK Advani and BJP veteran MM Joshi, the ones leading the Ram temple movement at that time, had deposed before the court through video conferencing.

The court has also recorded statements of BJP stalwarts like Kalyan Singh and Uma Bharti, both of whom appeared in person.

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