With respect to Babri demolition trial, the special judge, in a letter written in May, has informed the top court that he is due to superannuate on September 30
New Delhi: A special judge holding trial in Babri Masjid demolition case, involving BJP veterans L K Advani, M M Joshi and others, on Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking six more months to conclude the trial in the case.
The special judge, in a letter written in May, has informed the top court that he is due to superannuate on September 30.
The matter came up for hearing on Monday before a bench headed by Justice RF Nariman, which asked the Uttar Pradesh government to apprise it by July 19 about a mechanism by which the tenure of the special judge could be extended till he delivered the verdict in the high profile case.
On April 19, 2017, the top court had ordered day-to-day trial to be concluded in two years in the case.
Earlier in April, Malegaon blast accused and BJP's Bhopal candidate Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur had said she is "proud" to accept that she was involved in the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya.
The Babri Masjid, built by Mughal emperor Babur in 1578 in Ayodhya, was on December 6, 1992, pulled down allegedly by a group of Hindu activists, claiming that the mosque was constructed after demolishing a Ram temple that stood there.
Last Updated Jul 15, 2019, 1:14 PM IST