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Proceedings against Bharti, Singhal and others stayed

The Allahabad HC stayed the framing of charges against the leaders in the Babri demolition case.

india Updated: Oct 09, 2003 21:35 IST

The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High court on Thursday stayed till November 4 the decision of the Rae Bareli court to frame charges against six BJP and VHP leaders in connection with the Babri Masjid demolition case.

The bench took the decision on revision petitions filed on Wednesday by Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Vinay Katiyar, Uma Bharati and VHP leaders Ashok Singhal, Vishnu Hari Dalmia, Acharaya Giriraj Kishore and Sadhvi Rithambara challenging the Rae Bareli court's decision to frame charges against them.

Another accused in the case HRD Minister Murli Manohar Joshi got a reprieve last week in a High Court order which stayed the Rae Bareli court's decision to frame charges against him.

Deputy Prime Minister LK Advani was discharged by the trial court in the case earlier.

First Published: Oct 09, 2003 12:16 IST