Last month, the top court asked the state government to issue orders on the extension of tenure of the special judge and to consider his request including providing security to him. The development came after the judge, in a letter, appealed for protection.
CBI moved the court weeks after the 87-year-old leader's tenure ended as Rajasthan governor, a constitutional post that offered him immunity from standing trial. Kalyan Singh is likely to face trial for criminal conspiracy in the Babri Masjid demolition case.
The trial judge appealed for protection in the Apex court in a letter following which the court asked Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath-led UP government to consider his request including providing security to him.
The SC's orders came after Special Judge Yadav moved the Court in May this year seeking an additional six more months to complete hearing the case. Yadav, in a letter to the Court, had said he was set to retire on September 30.
According to the 54-page chargesheet, BJP leaders allegedly expressed their intention of constructing a temple publicly by way of political speeches over a highly disputed land since the 1950s. The apex court directed no fresh trial to take place and directed the Lucknow bench to hear the case on an everyday basis.