All 32 accused in Babri Masjid demolition case acquitted

01-10-2020

Lucknow (UNI)

In a historical judgement after November 9, 2019 Supreme court’s verdict on the title suit of Ramjanambhoomi, a Special CBI court here, after a 28 year long trial, said anti- social elements were behind the razing of the disputed Babri mosque in Ayodhya on December 6,1992. The special judge S K Yadav, acquitted all the 32 accused including L K Advani, MM Joshi, Uma Bharati and Kalyan Singh along with 3 sitting BJP MPs, after rejecting all the evidences given by the CBI, thus questioning the credibility of the premier investigating agency.

“The CBI had not been able to establish charges against the accused The court specifically said the accused had tried to pacify the crowd, not to pull down the Babri mosque,” the judge said. The court observed that the incident was not pre-planned and the accused had tried to persuade the mob against demolishing the structure.

The court even took the name of ex VHP president late Ashok Singhal who tried his best to persuade the people who were behind the demolition. The leaders present at the site during the demolition were trying to stop the mob and not incite them. Stones pelting started from behind the disputed structure. Ashok Singhal wanted to keep the RSS off it and even the VHP didn’t have a role in demolition, the court said while the Special Judge Surendra Kumar Yadav, who also demits his office after exactly one year of extension, read out his exhaustive judgement in the presence of all the 32 accused, of which 26 were present physically.

As there was no concrete evidence, hence all the accused have been acquitted, the judge said. However, the judge maintained that anti -social elements were behind the razing of the Babri mosque and no one else. Giving reasons for not blaming the Kar Seveks for the demolition, the judge said all ‘Kar Sewaks’ were directed to bring water and flowers to keep both their hands busy on the day, as the record says.