New Delhi: A trial court judge hearing the Babri Masjid demolition case, involving senior leaders BJP L.K. Advani, M.M. Joshi and others, has requested the Supreme Court to issue directions to provide him police protection. The special judge had on July 27 written a letter to the court making five requests, including one for police protection.
Observing that the demand was “reasonable”, Justices R.F. Nariman and Surya Kant on Friday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to file a reply on it within two weeks.
The top court also asked the state government to pass within two weeks orders on the extension of the special judge’s tenure. The trial court judge was to retire on September 30, but the Supreme Court, in July, extended his tenure till the completion of the trial and delivery of the verdict in the Babri Masjid case. The state government however, is yet to pass an order on the same. (IANS)