Lucknow: The CBI Special Court in the Babri Masjid demolition case ruled on Wednesday. The court acquitted all 32 accused, including senior BJP leaders LK Advani, Murali Manohar Joshi, former Chief Minister Kalyan Singh, Uma Bharti, Vinay Katiyar in this case for lack of evidence. Special Judge S.K. Yadav, while giving the final verdict of his term, said that the Babri demolition was not pre-planned. There is no strong evidence of the incident. The court has admitted that there is no concrete evidence against the allegations levelled by the CBI. Some chaotic elements carried out this task.
LK Advani-Murali Manohar Joshi welcomed the decision
BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani reacted after being acquitted in the Babri demolition case, saying that today’s decision is very important and a happy day for all of us. When I heard this news, I welcomed it by saying Jai Shri Ram. At the same time, Murli Manohar Joshi declared the court’s decision as historic. He said that the court order proves that there was no conspiracy on 6 December. Our rallies and programs had no connection with any conspiracy. We are happy and everyone is excited about Lord Ram’s temple.
What did the court say?
Special Judge of CBI Court S.K. Yadav said in his decision that stone-pelting started at 12 noon on the disputed structure in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992. Ashok Singhal wanted to keep the structure safe because the structure had idols. To keep both hands of kar sevaks busy, water and flowers were asked to be brought. The judge did not consider the newspapers to be evidence and said that the video cassette scenes are also unclear. Cassettes were not sealed, photos were not projected negatively. The speech tapes of Ritambra and several other accused were not sealed.
The decision is for two thousand pages
The court’s decision is about 2000 pages. The verdict will be uploaded on the court website shortly. The lawyers of the CBI and the accused have filed a written argument of about eight and a half pages. Apart from this, 351 witnesses were examined by the CBI in front of the court and presented more than 600 documents.
The structure was demolished on 6 December 1992
Significantly, on December 6, 1992, the disputed structure was demolished in Ayodhya. Both Hindus and Muslims used to make their claims on this. The Hindu side said that the structure in Ayodhya was built by the Mughal ruler Babur at the Sri Ram Janmabhoomi in the year 1528, while the Muslim side claimed that the mosque was not built by breaking a temple. On the call of organizations associated with the temple movement, a large number of kar sevaks gathered there and demolished this structure. In this case, the first First Information Report (FIR) was registered on the same day at the Ramjanmabhoomi police station.
The hearing was being held every day since 19 April 2017
From 19 April 2017, the case was being heard on a daily basis. In this court, Judge Surendra Kumar Yadav was directed to hear. Instructions were also given not to transfer them. The case lasted for 28 years against the accused of the December 6, 1992 incident. In this, 351 witnesses presented in the court and testified. In this case, 49 people were accused by the CBI. 17 of these people have died. Now only 32 convicts were pronounced.
Prominent people, in this case, include Balasaheb Thackeray, LK Advani, Murali Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti, Ram Vilas Vedanti, Champat Rai, Sadhvi Ritambhara, Vian Katiyar, Pawan Kumar Pandey, Brajbhushan Sharan Singh, Kalyan Singh, among many others Were.
17 accused have already died
Now 17 of these people are Vijaya Raje Scindia, Bala Saheb Thackeray, Ashok Singhal, Giriraj Kishore, Vishnu Hari Dalmia, Moreshwar Saway, Ramnarayan Das, Jagdish Muni, Vinod Kumar Vats, Lakshmi Narayan Das, Ramesh Kumar Singh, DB Rai, Mahant Avaidyanath, Baikunth Lal Sharma, Mahant Ramchandra Paramahamsa, Hargovind Singh, Satish Kumar Nagar have passed away.