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Babri Mosque demolition case verdict by Special CBI court

On the Babri Mosque demolition case on December 6, 1992, a hearing by the Special CBI court has acquitted all 32 accused saying the act of demolition was spontaneous and not a planned move.

The Former Deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani, former Union Ministers M.M. Joshi, Uma Bharti, Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, and former Chief Minister Kalyan Singh and among others are all acquitted of the case.

S.K. Yadav the Special CBI Judge in his verdict told that the Babri demolition  was not a planned incident but a spontaneous act.

The CBI has failed to substantiate the charges leveled against the 32 accused of the past 28 years. The court also said that the video recordings submitted to the court tampered, the court further told.

The jubilation broke out outside the court in Ayodhya and Lucknow, where supporters of the leaders were present to celebrate the occasion as soon as the court announced the acquittal of the accused.

On Wednesday Nearly 30 years after the Babri Masjid was demolished by the mobs in Uttar Pradesh. A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Lucknow acquitted all the 32 accused.

“They have been acquitted for lack of evidence,” The court told us there was no conclusive proof against the accused. Twenty-six out of the 32 accused were present in the special court when the judgment was pronounced, defense lawyer KK Mishra said.

Vinay Katiyar, Dharamdas, Vedanti, Champat Rai, Lallu Singh, and Pawan Pandey were among the accused present in the court today, while many of the BJP veterans skipped the proceedings. Whereas Joshi, Advani, and co-accused Nritya Gopal Das are above 80 years of age. Bharti and another accused, Satish Pardhan, are in hospital.

The 26 accused were present before the court around 10.30 a.m.

There was a heavy police deployment and barricading outside the court, Media persons were not allowed to enter the court premises in the Qaiserbagh area of Lucknow.

The case is related to the demolition of the disputed structure in Ayodhya, which happened on December 6, 1992.



source: with input from ians