Uttar Pradesh government has filed an FIR in connection with the 23 missing files relating to the Ayodhya title case in court.
The FIR was registered by AK Singh, OSD, communalism control cell of the state Home department at Hazratganj police station late last night, Secretary, Home, Mahesh Kumar Gupta told PTI on Friday.
The FIR was filed as the state government had to appear before the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court which will hear the Ayodhya title suit on Friday.
The court had asked the state counsel about the action taken in connection with the missing files and the government had sought time for explanation.
State Chief Secretary Atul Kumar Gupta had earlier appeared before the court on July 7 for the hearing.
The Sunni Central Board of Wakfs claims that the missing papers are vital for establishing its claim that the Babri Masjid existed at the Ayodhya site and that the idols of Lord Rama were placed at the site in the intervening night of December 22-23 1949.
The missing documents include different letters and correspondence between the then deputy commissioner of Faizabad and the state government in 1949 besides a telegram sent by the then prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru to the state government in December-January 1949-1950 in which he reportedly expressed dismay at the incident.