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`Cobrapost’ sting on Babri issue has no evidentiary value: CBI



The sting operation carried out by `Cobrapost’ giving details of alleged conspiracy by right-wing organisations to bring down Babri Masjid in 1992 has no evidentiary value for CBI as it has already completed the investigation.

Highly placed sources of the agency said investigation in the cases has been completed after collecting all the legally tenable evidence based on which the cases are at trial stage.

They said the so-called revelations made by Cobrapost prima facie do not look to be legally tenable evidence.

The sources said since trial has already progressed, the agency may not use these tapes as evidence before the court.

There are two sets of cases -- one against BJP leader L K Advani and others who were on the dais at Ram Katha Kunj in Ayodhya in December 1992 when Babri Masjid was demolished, while the other case is against lakhs of unknown ‘karsevaks’ who were in and around the disputed structure.


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