Senior BJP and VHP leaders, including LK Advani, Dr Murli Manohar Joshi, Union Minister Uma Bharti, MP Vinay Katiyar, Vishnu Hari Dalmiya and Sadhvi Ritambhara have been granted bail by Special CBI court in Lucknow in the Ayodhya disputed structure demolition case.
They appeared today before the court for framing of the charge of criminal conspiracy in the case.
Special CBI court judge S K Yadav is hearing two cases relating to the 1992 demolition following the Supreme Court order restoring the serious criminal conspiracy offences against BJP and VHP leaders.
The Supreme Court had on April 19 directed that Mr. Advani, Ms.Uma Bharti and Mr. Joshi will face trial on conspiracy charges. It had also transferred their case from Raebareli to Lucknow.
Besides the BJP three leaders, the conspiracy charge would now be invoked against BJP MP Vinay Katiar, Sadhvi Ritambara and Vishnu Hari Dalmia, who were being tried at Raebareli.