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Court Hearing Babri Case Shut For 2 Days After Lawyer Tests COVID Positive

The particular CBI court docket the place the Babri trial is on is within the Old High Court constructing.(Representational)

Lucknow:

The district court docket campus on Monday shut for the following two days after a lawyer examined optimistic for coronavirus, disrupting additionally the schedule of the particular court docket listening to the Babri Masjid demolition case.

Earlier, former prime minister L Ok Advani was to depose via video conferencing on Tuesday and former Union minister Murli Manohar Joshi on Wednesday, the 2 days the court docket will no longer sit.

Apart from the disruption within the schedule as a result of COVID-19 case, the National Informatics Centre (NIC) is but to arrange a video hyperlink on the CBI court docket.

Durga Vahini founder Sadhvi Rithambara appeared within the particular CBI court docket on Monday, denying her involvement within the demolition of the mosque and claiming that she was framed.

District decide Anil Kumar Ojha directed that the complete campus ought to be closed for the following two days after being knowledgeable {that a} bar affiliation workplace bearer had examined optimistic and is in hospital.

The Old High Court constructing, Roshan-ud-Daula constructing and the household court docket will even be closed for 2 days for his or her sanitisation.

The particular CBI court docket the place the Babri Masjid trial is on is located within the Old High Court constructing.

Special decide S Ok Yadav noticed that the video conferencing facility was nonetheless not practical within the court docket and stuck July 2 for recording the proof of the opposite witnesses.

He didn’t move any instructions concerning the two accused, Advani and Joshi, whose statements had been to be recorded via video conferencing on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The court docket is at the moment recording the statements of 32 accused below part 313 of the CrPC, a stage within the trial that follows the examination of prosecution witnesses.

Responding to questions put earlier than her in court docket, Sadhvi Rithambara rejected the cost that she conspired to demolish the disputed construction.

Rithambara claimed that she was framed within the case as a result of political causes.

She was the 18th accused to depose earlier than the court docket. Fourteen accused are nonetheless left to be examined at this stage.

The mosque in Ayodhya was demolished in December 1992 by “kar sevaks” who claimed that an historical Ram temple stood on the identical website.

The CBI court docket is conducting day-to-day hearings to finish the trial by August 31, as directed by the Supreme Court.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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