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Babri Demolition Case : SC to pronounce verdict on involvement of senior BJP leaders

The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce its verdict today on a plea seeking restoration of conspiracy charges against senior BJP leaders, including Lal Krishna Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti in the demolition of a disputed structure case in Ayodhya. A bench comprising Justices P C Ghose and R F Nariman is scheduled to pronounce the judgement.

There were two sets of cases relating to the demolition of the disputed structure on December 6, 1992. 

The first involved unnamed 'karsevaks', the trial of which is taking place in a Lucknow court, while the second set of cases relate to important personalities in a Rae Bareli court.

On April 6 this year, the bench had indicated that they may order holding of joint trial of the two sets of cases by transferring the trial from Rae Bareli to the Lucknow court.

The apex court had also said since 25 years have already passed, in the interest of justice, it would consider ordering time-bound trial on day-to-day basis, to be completed preferably within two years.

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