Hailing the verdict of the special CBI court on Wednesday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that the acquittal of all 32 accused in the Babri demolition case is the victory of truth.
Taking to Twitter, he welcomed the decision of the CBI court of Lucknow and said that Congress conspiracy and political pressure was the reason that leaders, saints and supporters of Ram Temple movement were named as accused in the case. He also said that Congress party should apologize for implicating people in false cases.
CBI की विशेष अदालत के निर्णय का स्वागत है।
तत्कालीन कांग्रेस सरकार द्वारा राजनीतिक पूर्वाग्रह से ग्रसित हो पूज्य संतों,@BJP4India नेताओं,विहिप पदाधिकारियों,समाजसेवियों को झूठे मुकदमों में फँसाकर बदनाम किया गया।
इस षड्यंत्र के लिए इन्हें जनता से माफी मांगनी चाहिए।
— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) September 30, 2020
CBI Court Acquits All 32 Accused
The Special CBI court in Lucknow on Wednesday acquitted all 32 accused in the Babri mosque demolition case. The order was pronounced by Special CBI judge Surendra Kumar Yadav. While pronouncing the verdict, the judge observed that demolition was not “pre-planned” and happened in the “spur of the moment”. The detailed order runs into over 2000 pages.
The 32 accused in the case include senior BJP leaders – Lal Krishna Advani, Murali Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti, Kalyan Singh, Vinay Katiyar. Out of the 32 accused, 26 were present in the court and others attended the hearing via video conferencing, including Advani. A total 49 people were accused initially in the FIR, 17 other accused have died, and out of them, three high-profile accused were Vishwa Hindu Parishad leaders Giriraj Kishore, Ashok Singhal and Vishnu Hari Dalmia. The proceedings against them have been abated.
As per the Supreme Court’s direction in 2017, two separate cases that were filed after the demolition of Babri Masjid in Faizabad were clubbed. While the first was filed by the then SHO, Priyamvada Nath Shukla, against unknown karsevaks, the second case was filed by the then sub-inspector Ganga Prasad Tiwari against eight leaders namely LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Vinay Katiyar, Uma Bharti, Sadhvi Ritambhara, Ashok Singhal, Giriraj Kishore, Vishnu Hari Dalmia.
The case was filed under IPC sections 395, 397, 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from duty), 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others), 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others), 295 (injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class), 297 and 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony) and r IPC sections 153-A, 153-B and 505.
Source: Republic World