The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special court on Tuesday rejected applications of discharge moved by BJP stalwarts LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti and three others in the Babri Masjid demolition case and framed charges against all the 12 accused.

The CBI earlier in the day granted bail to all the accused, including Advani, Joshi and Bharati.

The bails were granted on a personal bond of Rs. 50,000 each.

The BJP leaders appeared before the special CBI court where charges were framed against them for their alleged role in the Babri Masjid demolition in 1992.

Charges were also be framed against Sadhwi Ritambhara, Bharatiya Janata Party MP Vinay Katiyar and Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Vishnu Hari Dalmia.

Last week, counsel of the accused had moved a plea in the court to exempt Advani, Joshi and Bharati from personal appearance, but it was turned down.