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Home > News > The Ayodhya Issue > Report

Rs 7.2 crore spent; Babri probe yet to end

October 31, 2007 19:17 IST

Failing to complete its task within the repeatedly extended timeframe, the Liberhan Commission, probing the circumstances leading to demolition of Babri Masjid, was on Wednesday given its 42nd extension for two more months.

The term of the Commission, set up almost soon after the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition, has now been extended till December 31, official sources said.

The term of the panel was extended on August 31 despite the government's statement in Parliament that the Commission would not be given any further time.

Union home ministry was hoping that the panel would submit its report before the deadline as the 15-year old Commission has already cost the state exchequer about Rs 7.20 crore.

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