Lucknow, September 30, 2020: The much-awaited decision of the special CBI court came today in the Babri Masjid demolition case. SK Yadav, the special judge of this trial which has been going on for 28 years, acquitted all the accused including LK Advani, Dr Murali Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti, Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, Kalyan Singh while giving the final verdict.
The special judge said that the Babri Masjid demolition was not pre-planned but an accidental incident. There is no strong evidence of the incident, the judge said.
The Babri Masjid was destroyed during a political rally which turned into a riot on 6 December 1992. In this case, 49 people have been accused. Of this, 17 have died. Lawyers for the CBI and the accused have filed a written statement of about eight hundred pages. Earlier, CBI had produced 351 witnesses and more than 600 documentary evidence.
On September 30, 2019, the judge had retired from the post of District Judge, Lucknow, but the service was extended till the Supreme Court gave his verdict. The final decision of the tenure of Special Judge Yadav will be taken on September 30.