New Delhi/Nagpur: All accused are charged with criminal conspiracy under Section 120B (criminal conspiracy) in the Babri trial. The special court was given a month by the Supreme Court to frame conspiracy charges against LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti and nine other leaders in the Babri demolition case, and was asked to deliver its verdict within two years. Advani, 89, made his second court appearance in the case in 25 years.
The court also granted bail to the BJP veteran leaders and the other nine accused in the Babri Masjid demolition case.
According to reports, all the 12 accused have been granted bail on personal bond of Rs 20,000.
“They have been granted bail by signing bonds of Rs. 20,000. We have submitted discharge application. If the court rejects it, then charges will be framed,” said lawyer of accused Prashant Atal.
The court had also asked BJP leader Vinay Katiyar, VHP’s Vishnu Hari Dalmia and Sadhvi Ritambara to present themselves before the court in person.
While directing the accused to present themselves in person, the judge had said no application for adjournment or exemption from personal appearance shall be entertained.