The Central Bureau of Investigation today asked the Supreme Court of India to order trial against several BJP leaders including Advani, Joshi, Bharti in the Babri demolition case.
The CBI had pressed for restoration of criminal conspiracy charges against BJP veteran LK Advani and 19 other top party and RSS leaders in the Babri Masjid demolition case before the Supreme Court today.
Among the other key names in the case include Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti, Kalyan Singh and Vinay Katiyar.
Thousands of people died in sectarian violence after Hindu activists razed the 16th century mosque in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya city in 1992.
The demolition followed a noisy campaign by Advani and others for a Ram temple on the site. Many Hindus believe the spot is the birthplace of one of their most revered deities.