The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday informed the Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman that it has complied with the Apex court’s order to extend the tenure of Special Judge SK Yadav, set to retire on September 30, 2019, hearing the Babri Masjid demolition case,till April next year.
“We are satisfied. However, we have received a fax from the special court judge, in which, the judge, points that he will remain under the administrative control of the High Court,” the bench said. The apex court had in an order on July 19 this year, directed the extension of Justice Yadav’s tenure until the trial is completed in six months, likely by April 30 next year.
Justice Yadav is hearing the criminal case on a day-to-day basis. in this case senior BJP leaders — Advani, Kalyan Singh and Murli Manohar Joshi — are involved in the demolition of the disputed structure in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992.