SC rejects Babri judge's plea for security, says 'Don't consider it necessary'

The Supreme Court refused to grant extension in security cover provided to a former judge who had delivered the recent verdict in the Babri Masjid demolition case. Former special judge SK Yadav had recently acquitted all 32 accused, including BJP veterans LK Advani, MM Joshi and Uma Bharti, in the decades-old Babri Masjid demolition case. The judge had moved the SC seeking extension in the security provided to him in view of the sensitivity of the case. The apex court refused to grant an extension for security cover to the judge, saying they don’t consider it necessary. The judge had contended that he perceives a threat to his security.