TNN | Updated: May 30, 2017, 10.18 AM IST

LUCKNOW: Former deputy PM LK Adavni, BJP veteran MM Joshi and Cabinet minister Uma Bharati, along with nine other saffron leaders, would appear before the special CBI court here on Tuesday for framing of charges in the Babri Masjid demolition case.

They were to appear on May 25 and 26, but all the 12 accused sought exemption. Then the court called all of them on May 30, cautioning them that no further exemption would be allowed.

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Other accused who are likely to appear before the court are BJP MP Vinay Katiyar, Sadhvi Ritambara, Vishnu Hari Dalmiya, Ramjanmabhoomi Trust chief Nritya Gopal Das, Ram Vilas Vedanti, Baikunth Lal Sharma alias Prem Ji, Champat Rai Bansal, Dharma Das and Satish Pradhan.

All of them were named in the FIR filed after the demolition of Babri Masjid on December 6, 1992 for allegedly instigating the mob and conspiracy behind the razing of the disputed structure. A CBI court, however, dropped the conspiracy charges against them in 2001 and the Allahabad high court upheld the judgment in 2010.

But the Supreme Court, on April 19, 2017, revived the conspiracy charges+ and directed the special CBI court to frame charges within a month from the date of production of the order before it. Hence, the CBI court is in a hurry to frame the charges and start daily trial in compliance of the SC direction to conclude trail in two years.

The court could not frame charges on earlier occasions as all the accused were not present before it. Directing the accused to appear in the court on May 30 for framing of charges, special judge SK Yadav had cautioned the above accused that no further adjournment or exemption from personal appearance would be granted.

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