Babri Masjid Case Verdict
The Babri Masjid in Uttar Pradesh was demolished on 6th December, 1992. The Special CBI Court made a statement that it was “done by anti social elements and was not pre planned” after which all 32 accused, which included BJP leaders LK Advani and MM Joshi were acquitted by the Court. The CBI court said there was no conclusive proof against the 32 accused. The involvement of the accused, direct or indirect, was not found, the judge said.
During the course of the trial, the counsel had submitted that the structure was demolished by miscreants who defied the directions for symbolic ‘karseva’ given from Ramakatha Kunj. The leaders of the VHP and others had gathered at a podium at Ramakatha Kunj, about 200 metres from the site, from where they addressed the crowd and the late VHP leader Ashok Singhal tried his best to prevent the demolition, but miscreants disobeyed him, the defence lawyer claimed.
Ahead of the hearing, security was tightened in the court premises in Lucknow and no one was allowed inside the court room except the defence and CBI lawyers, and the accused persons.
The CBI will decide on filing an appeal against the special court verdict acquitting all 32 accused in the Babri Masjid demolition case after consulting the legal department, its counsel said. Congress and other opposition parties expressed their discontent.