<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Shiv Sena leader Satish Pradhan on Wednesday surrendered before the Special CBI Court (Ayodhya Prakaran) in connection with the 1992 Babri demolition case. He was, later, granted bail by the court on furnishing a surety and personal bond for Rs 20,000 each.The Shiv Sena leader was to surrender along with five other accused on Saturday but his counsel had sought time for his appearance due to illness. Five other accused, including Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, Ganpat Rai, BL Sharma, Dr Ram Vilas Vedanti and Daharam Das Maharaj had surrendered before the Special CBI Court on Saturday. They were released on bail by the CBI Jude SK Yadav.Pradhan is a former mayor of Thane in Maharashtra. He was also a member of Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra for two terms from July 5,1992 to July 4, 1998 and July 5, 1998 to July 4, 2004.In pursuance of the Supreme Court order dated April 19, the Special CBI Court is likely to invoke fresh charges under Section 120 (B) of the IPC against six accused of Rae Bareli Court excluding Rajasthan Governor and former UP Chief Minister Kalyan Singh whose name was omitted from the list of accused due to Constitutional immunity.The six accused including former Deputy Prime Minister LK Advani, ex-HRD minister and BJP MP Dr Murli Manohar Joshi, Union minister Uma Bharati, BJP MP Vinay Katiyar, Sadhvi Ritambhara and Vishnu Hari Dalmia will have to surrender before the court once criminal conspiracy charges were framed afresh against them.

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Babri demolition case: Shiv Sena leader Satish Pradhan surrenders before Ayodhya court, gets bail