So what are the charges against BJP veterans. The CBI’s charge of conspiracy is in addition to the charges against them for promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion. The accused are also facing charges of having made assertions ‘prejudicial to national integration and injuring or defiling a place of worship’. The other charges against them include indulging in "deliberate and malicious" acts intended to outrage religious feelings, uttering statements leading to public mischief, rioting and unlawful assembly. The CBI argued that the accused conspired and instigated 'kar sevaks' to demolish the 16th century mosque. But the accused pleaded innocence maintaining that there is no evidence to prove their guilt and claimed they were implicated by the then Congress government at the Centre as a political vendetta.