Lucknow, Mar 7 (GCCurrentAffairs) After the Supreme court decided the Ramjanmabhoomi title suit in favour of the Ram temple at Ayodhya, all eyes are now on the ongoing speedy trial of the Babri mosque demolition case.
After the SC’s strict direction, now the special CBI court has taken up the case and the 294th witness M Narayanan appeared before the special court on Friday to record his statement.
It is to be mentioned here that Mr Narayanan is the last witness on behalf of the CBI in the case, which was lodged by the Ramjanambhoomi police station SHO and Ramjamanbhoomi chowki in charge on December 6,1992.
Starting today, Special CBI judge (Ayodhya matter) S K Yadav will record the statement of the 33 accused under section 313 of the CrPC. Among the 33 accused who will record their statements are former deputy PM Lal Krishna Advani, Dr Murli Manohar Joshi, former UP CM Kalyan Singh, former MP CM Uma Bharati and Sadhvi Rithambara.
A total of 48 FIRs were registered in connection with the demolition in which CB-CID investigated the matter and then it was handed over to the CBI. Later on May 31,2017, CBI filed chargesheet against 49 accused in which 16 of them have died.
It is expected that the judgement of the court is expected in the late 2020 as the Supreme Court had last year directed the special judge to deliver its judgement in nine month time. But it has been delayed.