Legal Correspondent

New Delhi: The Centre on Monday extended by another two months the tenure of the Justice Liberhan Commission, probing the sequence of events leading to the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992. Its term expired on Monday. The Centre asked the Commission to submit its report on or before February 29, 2008.

The panel, set up on December 16, 1992, began effective sittings from January 1993. It held nearly 350 sittings and examined 101 persons —14 defence witnesses, 53 Central government witnesses and 34 Commission witnesses. The Commission is in the process of writing the report.

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