Babri Masjid demolition verdict on Sept 30

New Delhi (NVI): The Special CBI judge Surendra Kumar Yadav will pronounce judgment in Babri Masjid demolition case on September 30.

The top court has directed all the accused to remain present in the court on that day for hearing the judgment.

There are 32 accused in the case including former deputy Prime Minister LK Advani, BJP leader MM Joshi, Kalyan Singh, Uma Bharti and Vinay Katiar.

On August 19, a bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman, had passed an order extending the deadline for pronouncing the judgement till September 30.

The top court had, in its last order, granted the trial court CBI judge in Lucknow time till August 31 to pronounce the judgement.

However, the court order came on a plea filed by special judge SK Yadav, who is hearing the matter related to the demolition of Babri Masjid, seeking more time to pronounce the judgement in the cases.

-RJV