Babri Masjid Case Accused Acquitted in Special CBI Court Hearing

A Special CBI court hearing the Babri mosque demolition case of December 6, 1992, 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’.

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

Former BJP MP Vinay Katiyar and Hindu leader Sadhvi Rithambhara, who were among the accused present in court, said: “Sab Ramji ki kripa hai”.

Special CBI judge S.K. Yadav, in his verdict, said that the demotion was not a planned incident but a spontaneous act.

He said that Ashok Singhal and other Sangh Parivar leaders wanted to save the structure as Ram Lalla statues were inside.

The court observed that leaders who were present on the dais repeatedly tried to persuade the ‘kar sewaks’ against taking any action on that day.

The court further said the CBI has failed to substantiate the charges levelled against the 32 accused persons. The court also said that the video recordings submitted to the court were ‘tampered with’.

The judge pointed out that the prosecution could not produce enough evidence against the accused.

He said that the authenticity of audio, video provided by CBI could not be proven and the audio of the speeches were not clear.

The court also said that those who climbed on the dome, were anti-social elements.

The 26 accused persons who were present in court on Wednesday, said that they had always maintained that the demotion was a conspiracy by the then Congress government.

Babri plaintiff, Iqbal Ansari, said in Ayodhya that after the Supreme Court ruled in favour of the Ram temple last year, the demolition case had lost its relevance.

“I welcome acquittal of the 32 persons by the court. There should be no further dispute on the matter,” he said.

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath Says Satyamev Jayate – Truth Always Triumphs

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday welcomed the acquittal of all 32 accused in the Babri mosque demolition case and said that the court verdict proved the maxim ‘Satyamev Jayate’ or truth prevails.

In a statement, he said that the verdict proved that various Hindu leaders and seers were “falsely implicated” by the then Congress government at the Centre, which was driven by its policy of political appeasement.

The Chief Minister said that the Congress should now “apologise for its deeds” after the court judgment.

Reacting to the verdict, Rajnath Singh said, “Lucknow Special Court pronounced verdict in the Babri structure demolition case which states that none of the 32 people, including L.K. Advani, Kalyan Singh, Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti was found to be part of a conspiracy in demolishing the Babri Masjid structure. This decision proves that though justice came late but it triumphed.”

“Today once again truth has won. Hailing the Indian judiciary, we welcome the decision of the court,” Shivraj Singh Chouhan said in Bhopal.

“The then Congress government had falsely accused our sants, sages and BJP leaders, motivated by prejudice,” he added.

All the charges, he added, have been found to be baseless with the truth revealed now. We welcome the decision of the court.

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