[Babri Masjid Demolition] Witnesses Deposed Against Me Under The Influence of CBI: Murali Manohar Joshi Tells Spl Court
Dubbing prosecution witnesses in the Babri mosque demolition case as liars , Veteran BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Thursday asserted before a special CBI court that he was innocent and implicated in the case by the then Congress government at the Centre. The 86-year-old leader pleaded innocence while making his statement under section 313 of the CrPC through video conference to the court of Special Judge S K Yadav, who is holding the trial in the case. Former Deputy prime minister L K Advani, 92, too is slated to depose before the Lucknow court through video links from New Delhi. In his deposition to the court, Joshi accused the then central government of falsely implicating him out of political vendetta .He also refuted the prosecution evidence saying they all were false and inspired by political reasons. The entire investigation was conducted under the political influence and he was charged on the basis of false and fabricated evidence, Joshi told the court.