Lucknow, Nov 9: While Supreme Court delivered its judgement in one of the oldest and most contentious matters of independent India -- the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit in Ayodhya -- on Saturday, another verdict in another case related to demolition of the Babri Mosque on December 6,1992 is also expected very soon.
The second case pertains directly to the demolition of the Babri Masjid on December 6, 1992 and the alleged criminal conspiracy behind it. After 27 years of often-derailed investigations and trial, the matter has finally reached the concluding stages of hearing in a special CBI court in Lucknow.
This case is being charged against 49 accused, in which several are already dead and those still active include some high-profile names of Indian politics, among them a former deputy prime minister Lal Krishna Advani, former chief minister Kalyan Singh, some former cabinet ministers, and a few sitting Members of Parliament .
According to the chronology and versions of the lawyers involved in the case told UNI recently that just minutes after the demolition of the Babri mosque on December 6, 1992, the first FIR no. 197/92 was registered against unknown “karsewaks” at 5.15pm under sections 395, 397, 332, 337,338,295,297, 153A of IPC, and section 7 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act. (UNI)