Announcing the closure of the Babri Masjid Demolition case that stretched up to 28 years, the Special judge Surendra Kumar Yadav pronounced the verdict where he acquitted all the 32 accused, including LK Adwani, MM Joshi, and Kalyan Singh. The CBI Court found that the incident was not pre-planned and therefore, no accused can be convicted for the same.
The court said there was no conclusive proof against the accused. “They have been acquitted for lack of evidence,” defense lawyer KK Mishra said. A total of 26 accused attended the hearing in person, while the other 6 attended via video conferencing.
The list of 32 accused who were made a party to this incidence included some of the big names like former deputy prime minister LK Advani, former Union ministers MM Joshi and Uma Bharti, and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh.
Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath welcomed the verdict and tweeted “Satyamev Jayate”.
CBI की विशेष अदालत के निर्णय का स्वागत है।
तत्कालीन कांग्रेस सरकार द्वारा राजनीतिक पूर्वाग्रह से ग्रसित हो पूज्य संतों,@BJP4India नेताओं,विहिप पदाधिकारियों,समाजसेवियों को झूठे मुकदमों में फँसाकर बदनाम किया गया।
इस षड्यंत्र के लिए इन्हें जनता से माफी मांगनी चाहिए।
— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) September 30, 2020
The Babri Masjid was demolished on December 6, 1992, by a mob in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.