The Supreme Court will hear on July 25 the CBI application seeking revival of criminal conspiracy charges in Babri Masjid demolition case against top leaders including LK Advani and Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackerey.
The CBI in its application has challenged the Allahabad high court order dropping the charges of criminal conspiracy against leaders including MM Joshi, Sadhvi Ritambara, Vinay Katiyar, Ashok Singhal, Praveen Togadia, Uma Bharti and others.
According to the CBI, the Masjid was demolished on December 6, 1992, by karsevaks following inflammatory speeches delivered by these leaders and the entire operation was pre-planned.
The then Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh was given a symbolic sentence of one day by the Supreme Court after his government failed to protect the Masjid in Ayodhya despite the assurances given by the UP government that the structure would be protected at all costs.
A bench comprising Justices HL Dattu and CK Prasad fixed the date after hearing the counsel for CBI.