The Centre as well as the CBI has been lambasted by the Supreme court for deliberate delay in challenging the order of Allahabad High Court dropping charges of criminal conspiracy against Sangh Parivar leaders including L K Advani in Babri Masjid demolition case.
The Allahabad High Court had quashed the charges of criminal conspiracy against senior BJP leaders namely Mr L K Advani,Mr Murli Manohar Joshi, the then Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh, BJP MP from Faizabad Vinay Katiyar, newly appointed BJP Vice-President Uma Bharti, VHP leaders Ashok Singhal, Praveen Togadia, Sadhvi Ritambhara, Vishnu Hari Dalmia and others.
CBI filed the appeal after a delay of about two years.
A bench comprising Justices H L Dattu and J S Khehar was not satisfied with the response of CBI on the issue of delay.
Babri Masjid was demolished by kar sevaks on December 6, 1992, at Ayodhya in district Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh.