Lucknow: A special CBI court here on Tuesday granted bail to senior BJP leaders L.K.Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti and nine others in the Babri Mosque demolition case.
The lawyers for Advani, Joshi and Uma Bharti moved an application seeking quashing of charges against them on the ground that they had not played any role in the demolition of the mosque. ”No case is made out against them…they were trying to control the crowd,” the lawyer of the accused said in the discharge application.
Special judge S.K.Yadav granted bail to the accused personal on their furnishing personal bonds.
The court has reserved its order on the discharge application. The order on the discharge application is likely to be delivered later today.
The court had summoned Advani and others for framing of conspiracy charges against them in the matter. The charges would be framed on Tuesday if the discharge application was rejected.
The Supreme Court had earlier restored the criminal conspiracy charge against Advani, Joshi and Uma Bharti, in the Babri Mosque demolition case and transferred the trial from the Raebareli special court to Lucknow.