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SC refuses to extend security of former judge who pronounced Babri verdict

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The Supreme Court on Monday refused a plea made by former CBI judge S.K. Yadav, the author of the Babri Masjid demolition case verdict, to allow him to continue with his personal security.

Mr. Yadav had acquitted top BJP and Sangh Parivar leaders such as L.K. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and others in the case on his last day in office.

He had written to the Supreme Court on September 30 to permit him to continue having a security cordon around him considering the sensitivity of the case.

“We do not consider it necessary to continue the security,” a Bench led by Justice Rohinton F. Nariman concluded.

The acquitted BJP and Sangh Parivar leaders were accused of criminal conspiracy which led to the demolition of the 16th century Babri Masjid by kar sevaks in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992.

In 2017, the Supreme Court had invoked the maxim — ‘Let justice be done though the heavens fall’ — to flex its extraordinary constitutional powers under Article 142 of the Constitution to order the timely competition of the long-pending trial and bring the case to justice.

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