Uma, Katiyar, challenge Babri charges

Ashok Singhal, Giriraj Kishore, VH Dalmiya and Sadhvi Rithambhara also challenged the court's verdict.

india Updated: Oct 08, 2003 19:51 IST

BJP leaders Uma Bharati and Vinay Katiyar and VHP leaders Ashok Singhal, Acharya Giriraj Kishore, V H Dalmiya and Sadhvi Rithambhara on Wednesday filed a petition in the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court challenging the Rae Bareli court's decision to frame charges against them in the Babri Masjid demolition case.

Their petitions are likely to come up for hearing before a single judge bench on Thursday.

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 L K Advani was discharged by the trial court in the case earlier.

First Published: Oct 08, 2003 19:51 IST