Lucknow, May 24, 2017: A Special CBI Court today granted bail to former Shiv Sena MP and the sixth accused in the Babri Masjid case, Satish Pradhan on a surety of Rs 20,000 and a personal bond of the same amount.
A court in Lucknow that resumed day-to-day hearing on May 22 in the politically-sensitive 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case, has already granted bail to five Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leaders named as accused.
Besides Vedanti, those who appeared before the CBI court were VHP leaders Champat Rai (71), Baikunth Lal Sharma (88), Mahant Nritya Gopal Das (79) and Dharmdas Maharaj (68).
The sixth accused, Satish Pradhan, did not appear.
The Supreme Court had last month directed that senior BJP leaders, including L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti will face trial on conspiracy charges in the Babri Masjid demolition case.