CJI Ranjan Gogoi to meet UP chief secretary, DGP ahead of Ayodhya verdict: Report

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi will meet top officials of the Uttar Pradesh government on Friday ahead of the Supreme Court’s verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case that has been among India’s most sensitive and divisive political issues, according to news agency Press Trust of India.

Five judges of the Supreme Court are expected to rule on decades-old dispute over 2.77 acres of land in the ancient city of Ayodhya next week. The court hasn’t indicated when the order will be delivered. But the Constitution Bench has a window of three days – November 13, 14, and 15 – before Chief Justice Gogoi retires on November 17, Sunday.

Quoting sources, PTI said the Chief Justice had called UP chief secretary Rajendra Kumar Tiwari and UP police chief Om Prakash Singh for a meeting in his chamber.