The special judge appointed for the speedy redressal of the Babri demolition case informs the Supreme Court in a written letter that he’ll need six months to conclude the trial.
Supreme court had ordered on April 19, 2017, for day to day trial of the politically sensitive case of Babri demolition to conclude the entire hearing of the case within two years.
The court had criticized the CBI heavily for the delay of the twenty-five-year trial. This high-profile case involves big BJP leaders like L K Advani, M M Joshi and others.
The court said that because CBI did not pursue the prosecution of the alleged offenders in the joint trial, and due to other technical defects which were not cured by the State government, the proceedings will now transfer to the Court of Additional Judge at Lucknow.
But the special judge responsible for holding the trial in Babri demolition case on Monday sought for six months to conclude the trial of this case.
This matter came up for hearing before a bench that was headed by Justice RF Nariman through a letter that was written in May.
In the letter, the special judge sought after the Supreme Court to appraise the tenure of the redressal of the trial by September 30, 2019.
It also directed CBI to ensure that on every fixed date for recording of the evidence, the prosecution witnesses that the matter is not adjourned.
Supreme Court has also asked for a response from the Uttar Pradesh government on the plea of the trial court judge over Babri Masjid demolition case whose promotion was stayed by High Court.
Out of the eight VIP accused Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Ashok Singhal and Giriraj Kishore died during the trial because of which the proceeding had to be abated against them.