Babri Masjid  Case: Special Court Judge Seeks Six Months To Conclude Trial
A mural depicting Hindu gods Rama, left, and Sita is displayed on a wall in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. (Photographer: Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg)

Babri Masjid Case: Special Court Judge Seeks Six Months To Conclude Trial

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A special judge holding trial in Babri Masjid demolition case, involving the Bharatiya Janata Party veterans LK Advani, MM Joshi and others, on Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking six more months to conclude the trial in the case.

The special judge, in a letter written in May, has informed the top court that he is due to superannuate on Sep. 30, 2019.

The matter came up for hearing on Monday before a bench headed by Justice RF Nariman, which asked the Uttar Pradesh government to apprise it by July 19 about a mechanism by which the tenure of the special judge could be extended till he delivered the verdict in the high profile case.

On April 19, 2017, the top court had ordered day-to-day trial to be concluded in two years in the case.

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