New judge to hear Babri Mosque demolition case


Rae Bareli: The Allahabad High Court on October 8 nominated Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (ACJM) (fourth) Vishnu Prasad Agarwal to hear the Babri Mosque demolition case here.

The nomination has come after the district judge had written a letter to the High Court requesting nomination of a judge in the CBI special court, court sources said.

The next hearing in the case is scheduled on October 26.

The special CBI court hearing Babri demolition case had been without a judge since the transfer of Chief Judicial Magistrate Gulab Singh, they said.

A key witness, senior IPS officer Anju Gupta, who was deployed as a security officer with BJP leader L K Advani at the time of the demolition, will be cross examined by the defense counsel when the hearing resumes.

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