Ayodhya verdict: Another party to move apex court

Last Updated: Mon, Sep 27, 2010 10:31 hrs

Lucknow: After petitioner Ramesh Chandra Tripathi, who had sought deferment of the Ayodhya verdict, another key party in the matter Nirmohi Akhara plans to move the Supreme Court seeking postponement of the judgment for three months to facilitate an out-of-court amicable settlement, a lawyer said on Monday.

This was disclosed by Nirmohi Akhara counsel Ranjit Lal Verma just before leaving for Delhi to move an application in the apex court.

'I am heading for Delhi to move an application before the apex court for postponing the verdict for three months,' Lal said.

He is also seeking the apex court's intervention for granting extension to a judge of the Allahabad High Court, Dharam Veer Sharma, who is scheduled to retire at the end of this month.

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Justice Sharma is one of the three judges on the high court bench which is due to deliver its judgment on the Ayodhya dispute. The high court had reserved its verdict July 27 and announced it would pronounce it Sep 24.

The apex court later imposed an interim stay on the pronouncement of the judgment till Sep 28.

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