Babri Demolition Case Verdict, All 32 Accused Acquitted

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The CBI court has decided in the 6th December 1992 disputed structure demolition case in Ayodhya. Special CBI Judge S.K. Yadav begins his decision in the Babri Masjid demolition case. In its judgement, the court has acquitted all the accused in the Babri demolition case. According to information received from sources, the judge said the entire incident was not pre-planned, it was just a sudden incident.

Special CBI Judge S.K. Yadav said the Babri Masjid demolition incident was not pre-planned but accidental. The special CBI judge said that there is no strong evidence of conspiracy in the Babri Masjid demolition incident. The CBI court has acquitted a total of 32 accused including former deputy prime Minister L.K. Advani, former BJP president and former union minister Murli Manohar Joshi, former up chief minister Kalyan Singh, former MP Chief minister Uma Bharti, senior BJP leader Vinay Katiyar.

Special CBI court judge S K Yadav had on September 16 asked all the 32 accused in the case to be present in the court on the day of the judgement. However, senior BJP leader and former deputy prime Minister L.K. Advani, former union ministers Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh, Ram Janmabhoomi Trust Chairperson Mahant Dance Gopal Das and Satish Pradhan could not appear in the court for different reasons.

Kalyan Singh was the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh at the time of demolition of Babri Masjid. The general secretary of the Ram Mandir Nirman Trust, Chandpat Rai, was also among the accused in the case. There were a total of 49 accused in the case, out of which 17 have died. Before the judgement was pronounced, the lawyers of all the accused submitted bail papers under section 437-A of the Criminal Procedure Code. It was a procedural action and it has nothing to do with conviction or acquittal.

The Apex court had directed the CBI court to dispose of the Babri demolition case by 31st August but on 22nd August, the period was further extended for one month to 30th September. The case was heard daily by a special CBI court. The central agency CBI produced 351 witnesses and about 600 documentaries in the case in the court.

All the accused in the court in the case had accused the then Congress government of the centre of filing a malicious case, terming all the allegations on him as false and baseless. Former deputy prime Minister L.K. Advani, in a statement filed in a CBI court on July 24, denied all charges and said he was completely innocent and dragged into the matter for political reasons.

A day earlier, former union minister Murli Manohar Joshi, who filed his statement in the court, also made a similar statement and described himself as innocent. Kalyan Singh, while filing a statement in the CBI court on July 13, said that the then Congress government has registered a case against him inspired by the spirit of political vendetta. He claimed that his government had ensured three-tier security of the mosque in Ayodhya.

Lalkushna Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Kalyan Singh, Uma Bharti, Vinay Katiyar, Sadhvi Rishtambhara, Mahant Dance Gopal Das, Dr Ram Vilas Vedanta, Chandpat Rai, Mahant Dharamdas, Satish Pradhan, Pawan Kumar Pandey, Lallu Singh, Prakash Sharma, Vijay Bahadur Singh, Santosh Dubey, Gandhi Yadav, Ramji Gupta, Braj Bhushan Sharan Singh, Kamlesh Tripathi, Ramchandra Khatri, Jai Bhagwan Goyal, Om Prakash Pandey, Amar Nath Goyal, Jaybhaan Singh Paban, Sakshi Maharaj, Vinay Kumar Rai, Naveen Bhai Shukla, RN Srivastava, Acharya Dharmendra Dev, Sudhir Kumar Kakkar and Dharmendra Singh Gurjar were accused.

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