The Allahabad High Court verdict in Babri Masjid-Ramjanma Bhoomi title suit will be pronounced on September 30 at 3.30 pm. The three-member bench decided to deliver judgment after the Supreme Court rejected the application of one of the defendants Ramesh Chandra Tripathi for the deferment of verdict in case on Tuesday. The court lifting the stay on the verdict granted on September 23 cleared the decks for the High Court the judgment.
Before the case went to the apex court last week for deferment of verdict and plea for out-of-court settlement, the three-member bench comprising of Justices SU Khan, Sudhir Agarwal and Dharam Veer Sharma had fixed September 24 for the pronouncement of the judgment. With three days left for the retirement of Justice Sharma, the court has now decided to deliver the verdict on September 30.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Supreme Court paved the way for the Allahabad High Court to give its verdict on the Ayodhya dispute, dismissing a petition that sought its postponement.
Former bureaucrat Ramesh Chandra Tripathi had filed the petition for deferring the high court verdict on the Babri Masjid-Ramjanmabhoomi title suit in Ayodhya till the end of the Commonwealth Games.
An apex court bench of Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia, Justice Aftab Alam and Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan passed the brief order when the court reassembled after lunch break on Tuesday.
With inputs from agencies