Lucknow: A special CBI court on Friday recorded the statement of veteran BJP leader LK Advani in the Babri mosque demolition case.

The statement of the 92-year-old former deputy prime minister was recorded through video conferencing in the court of Special Judge SK Yadav.

On Thursday, the court recorded the statement of another BJP veteran Murli Manohar Joshi in the case.

Joshi had told the 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 had also called the prosecution witnesses in the case as “liars”.

“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.

The court recorded Joshi’s statement in the presence of his counsel Vimal Kumar Srivastava, K K Mishra and Abhishek Ranjan.

The court is recording the statements of as many as 32 accused in the case after examination of the prosecution witnesses.

It is conducting a day-to-day hearing in the case to complete its trial by August 31 as directed by the Supreme Court.

BJP leader and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Uma Bharti had appeared in person earlier this month before the court to make her deposition in the case. In her testimony, she too had accused the then Congress government at the Centre of implicating her in the case due to political vendetta.

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