<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> A special CBI court hearing the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition cases on Thursday asked senior BJP leader LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Union Minister Uma Bharti to appear before it on May 30,The court said that the accused must appear before the court on the given date.The Supreme Court had on April 19 directed that Advani, Union Minister Uma Bharti and BJP veteran Murli Manohar Joshi will face trial on conspiracy charges. It had transferred their case from Raebareli to Lucknow.It directed the special court to start proceedings in the matter within a month and deliver its verdict within two years.The apex court had dubbed the demolition of the medieval era monument as a “crime” which shook the “secular fabric of the Constitution” and allowed CBI’s plea on restoration of serious offence of criminal conspiracy against the VVIP accused.In its 40-page judgement, it had termed the Allahabad High Court’s February 12, 2001 verdict dropping conspiracy charge against Advani and others as “erroneous”.On Wednesday, the court granted bail to former Shiv Sena MP Satish Pradhan ​on two sureties of Rs 20,000 each and a personal bond of the same amount after he surrendered in Lucknow.The special court in Lucknow, which began day-to-day hearing in the politically sensitive case on May 20 after a Supreme Court direction, had earlier granted bail to five VHP leaders in this case.

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Babri demolition case: Special CBI court asks LK Advani, Uma Bharti and Murli Manohar Joshi to appear before it on May 30