Babri demolition case: Advani, 31 others acquitted

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Last Updated: Wed, Sep 30th, 2020, 13:51:34hrs

New Delhi: All accused in the Babri Masjid demolition case have been acquitted by a special Central Bureau of Investigation court in Lucknow on Wednesday.

In its judgment pronounced on Wednesday, the court said that the demolition was not pre-planned.

Earlier, 26 of the 32 accused had arrived at the court premises to hear the court's verdict.

While six others, including senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader LK Advani, took part in it through video conferencing.

There were 49 accused in the case out of which 17 have passed away.

BJP senior leader Murli Manohar Joshi reacts to the Babri Masjid demolition verdict which acquitted him and all the 31 other accused in the case.

"It's a historic decision by the court. This proves that no conspiracy was hatched for December 6 incident in Ayodhya. Our program and rallies were not part of any conspiracy. We are happy, everyone should now be excited about Ram Mandir's construction," Joshi said.

Immediately after the verdict, BJP minister Ravi Shankar Prasad visited LK Advani's house, ostensibly to congratulate the senior leader on his acquittal in the case.