Business Standard

Babri Masjid demolition verdict: All including LK Advani, Joshi acquitted

The special court acquitted all 32 accused in the Babri Masjid demolition conspiracy case

L K AdvaniL K Advani

Senior BJP leader L K Advani, one the accused in Babri mosque demolition case, along with his daughter Pratibha Advani (L) and son Jayant Advani (C) after the verdict by the special CBI court, outside his residence in New Delhi | PTI photo

BS Web TeamAgencies New Delhi
Twenty-eight years after the Babri Masjid was razed, a court here acquitted all 32 people — including BJP veterans L K Advani, M M Joshi, and Uma Bharti — accused of being involved in the demolition of the mosque they believed occupied the spot where Lord Ram was born.

In a judgment that ran to 2,300 pages with enclosures, the special CBI court on Wednesday said there was no conclusive evidence against the 32 accused of being involved in any conspiracy to bring down the disputed structure in Ayodhya.

Delivering the verdict on the day of his retirement, special Judge S K

Don't miss the most important news and views of the day. Get them on our Telegram channel

First Published: Sep 30 2020 | 12:32 PM IST

Explore News

To read the full story, subscribe to BS Premium now, at just Rs 249/ month.

Key stories on are available only to BS Premium subscribers.

Register to