A special CBI court today granted bail to BJP leaders L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti after they appeared before it in connection with the Babri Masjid demolition case. However, the leaders will have to face charges under Section 120 B, criminal conspiracy.
Bail was also granted to BJP leader Vinay Katiyar, VHP’s Vishnu Hari Dalmia and one-time Hindutva firebrand Sadhvi Ritambara, who also presented themselves before the court today.
All six were given bail on a personal bond of Rs 50,000 each by CBI Special judge S K Yadav.
They appeared before the court for framing of charges in the light of a Supreme Court order restoring the serious offence of criminal conspiracy against them.
The court, which is hearing two separate cases relating to the demolition of the 16th-century mosque, had granted bail to Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, Mahant Ram Vilas Vedanti, Baikunth Lal Sharma alias Prem Ji, Champat Rai Bansal, Mahant Dharma Das and Satish Pradhan earlier this month in the second matter.
However, charges will be framed against all 12 accused including LK Advani, MM Joshi, and Uma Bharti
The CBI special court rejected the applications of discharge moved by BJP stalwarts LK Advani, MM Joshi, Uma Bharti and three others in the Babri Masjid demolition case; framing of charges underway
Bail is also granted to BJP leader Vinay Katiyar, VHP’s Vishnu Hari Dalmia and one-time Hindutva firebrand Sadhvi Ritambara.