Senior BJP leaders L.K. Advani M.M. Joshi and Union Minister Uma Bharti will face trial in a criminal conspiracy charge in the Babri Masjid demolition case from 1992. The court also clubbed the trial in the matter pending against the leaders and 'karsevaks'. "We have allowed the CBI appeal against the Allahabad High Court judgement with certain directions," a bench comprising Justices P.C. Ghose and R.F. Nariman said.
Here are the key takeaways from the apex court's verdict in the case:
Kalyan Singh will be tried after he ceases to be Rajasthan Governor
Cases to be heard daily in the Lucknow court, no adjournments
The apex court asked the trial court to wrap up the case in a maximum of two years
At least one prosecution witnesses should be present in trial court daily for recording of testimony
The trial-court judge hearing the Babri case will not be transferred till the judgement is delivered