Babri Masjid Demolition Was Not Pre-Planned: Special CBI Court
Special CBI judge Surendra Kumar Yadav has delivered his verdict in the Babri Masjid demolition case on Wednesday, September 30. The Special CBI Court observed that the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition was not pre-planned.
All 32 accused in Babri Masjid demolition case have been acquitted by the Special CBI Court in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. The accused involve high profile names including L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharati among others.
On December 6, 1992, the Babri Masjid demolition took place in Ayodhya. As per allegations, this happened after a rally of 150,000 karsevaks was taken out. Two FIRs were lodged, FIR 197 and FIR 198. FIR 197 was lodged against Karsevaks for the demolition of the Babri Masjid and FIR 198 was lodged against leaders like Advani, MM Joshi, Uma Bharti for instigating.
On October 5, 1993 CBI charge-sheeted 48 persons in all, including the names of Balasaheb Thackeray, Kalyan Singh, BJP leader Ram Bilas Vadanti, former VHP General Secretary Ashok Singhal, BJP MP Brij Bhushan Saran Singh, and others.
A subsequent inquiry into the incident by the Liberhan Commission led by Justice M S Liberhan submitted its findings to the government after an inquiry of nearly 17 years. It found 68 people responsible for the demolition.
On May 20, 2010, Advani and others were absolved of conspiracy charges after the Allahabad HC upheld May 4, 2001 special court order and dismissed the CBI’s revision petition for a direction to proceed with the conspiracy charge against Advani and others.
On February, 2011 the CBI moved to Supreme Court and the Supreme Court stayed Allahabad High Court’s verdict.
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