Guwahati: The special CBI court hearing the Babri demolition case, relating to the razing of disputed structure in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992, acquitted all 32 accused on Wednesday.
Citing that there is no conclusive proof, the court in its judgment said that the demolition was not pre-planned.
28 years after the 16th century structure, Babri Masjid, was razed by a mob in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya town, special CBI judge Surendra Kumar Yadav finally delivered the verdict after the long wait.
The key accused includes former deputy prime minister LK Advani, former Union ministers MM Joshi and Uma Bharti and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh.
The 32 accused faced charges under several sections of the IPC, including criminal conspiracy, rioting, promoting enmity between different groups and unlawful assembly. Most of the senior leaders among the 32 accused such as LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi were not present in the Lucknow court but marked their presence via video conference.