Lucknow: Senior BJP leader, L K Advani and all other accused in the Babri Masjid demolition case have been granted bail by the Special CBI court at Lucknow. Murli Manohar Joshi, and Union Minister Uma Bharti too were granted bail. They have been asked to furnish a bail bond of Rs 50,000 each.
On his arrival, Advani was greeted by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. A special prayer was also held ahead of the hearing. On May 25, the court summoned the leaders to appear before it in person on May 30 for the framing of charges against them.
The BJP leaders had moved court seeking exemption from appearance but the court said they would be allowed no such relaxation. The special court is conducting a day to day hearing of the case.
This would be the first appearance by the leaders since the the Supreme Court had in April restored the criminal conspiracy charges against them. The others who are scheduled to appear are BJP leader Vinay Katiyar, Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s Vishnu Hari Dalmia, Ram Vilas Vedanti, Sadhvi Ritambara, Mahant Nritya Gopaldas, Mahant Dharamdas, Champat Rai and Satish Pradhan.