LUCKNOW—Nearly three decades after the demolition of the Babri Masjid on December 6, 1992, that sent shockwaves throughout the world, a Special CBI court hearing the case, has acquitted all 32 accused saying the act of demolition was spontaneous and not a planned move.
Those acquitted in the case include former Deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani, former Union Ministers M.M. Joshi, Uma Bharti, former Chief Minister Kalyan Singh and Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, among others.
Special CBI judge S.K. Yadav, in his verdict, said that the demotion was not a planned incident but a spontaneous act.
The court further said the CBI had failed to substantiate the charges levelled against the 32 accused persons for the past 28 years. The court also said that the video recordings submitted to the court were ‘tampered with’.
Will appeal against Babri verdict: AIMPLB secretary Zafaryab Jilani
All India Muslim Personal Law Board(AIMPLB) representative Zafaryab Jilani said that the judgment pronounced by the special CBI court in the Babri Masjid demolition case is wrong. “We will appeal against the judgment in the High Court,” said the lawyer who was also part of the Babri Masjid Action Committee.
Who all were present in court today
According to details, charges were framed against 48 people. However, 16 of them had died during the course of the trial. Over two dozen of 32 accused were present. Advani (92), Joshi (86), Bharti (61), Singh (88), Nritya Gopal Das and Satish Pradhan were not present in court.