New Delhi: CBI Judge SK Yadav, who is hearing the Babri Masjid demolition case, has sought additional time of six months for hearing the case. He is scheduled to retire on September 30. The apex court on Monday said that CBI Judge SK Yadav should not retire unless he gives a verdict. In fact, CBI Judge SK Yadav has written to the apex court asking it to give an additional time of six months to complete the trial.
The apex court said that it is imperative that CBI judge SK Yadav completes the hearing of the case and pronounces its verdict. The Supreme Court said that we will issue an order under Article 142 that they should not be retired on September 30. The apex court also asked the state government to look into the rules and explain under which provision the session judge's retirement limit should be increased. The Supreme Court will hear the case on Friday.
In fact, the apex court had earlier said on April 19, 2017 that senior BJP leaders L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti will be tried on serious charges of criminal conspiracy in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case and will be tried daily. The proceedings will be completed within two years by April 19, 2019.