New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani, Shiv Sena leader Bal Thackeray and others on a petition by the Central Bureau of Investigation challenging their discharge in the Babri Masjid demolition conspiracy case.
An apex court bench of Justice V.S. Sirpurkar and Justice T.S. Thakur issued the notice after Solicitor General Gopal Subramaniam pressed the investigating agency’s petition finding fault with the high court verdict.
Advani and 20 others were discharged by the Allahabad high court May 20, 2010 in a case in which they were accused of conspiracy to demolish the 16th century Babri Masjid by radical Hindu activists, triggering widespread communal violence.