Special CBI Court to give verdict on Babri Masjid Demolition case on 30th September
By Ankita Mohanty
The verdict on the case involving Babri Masjid demolition will be delivered on September 30th by a special CBI court. All accused are directed by Judge SK Yadav to remain present on the Day of Judgment. Former deputy prime minister LK Advani, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh, BJP veteran Murli Manohar Joshi and Vinay Katiyar are among the 32 accused in the decades-old case of the travesty.
Arguments of the defence and prosecution concluded on September 1 and thereafter the special judge started writing the judgment, CBI Counsel Lalit Singh has told the PTI. So far about 351 witnesses and 600 documentary evidence have been produced before the court. Last month, a Supreme Court bench had extended the deadline for the judgment of Babri Masjid demolition case till September 30, 2020.
Babri Masjid, which was reportedly built by Babur’s general Mir Baqi was demolished by religious volunteers also known as ‘Kar Sevaks’ on December 6, 1992. At the time, Advani and Joshi were at the forefront of the Ram Janmabhoomi movement which asserted that the mosque was constructed in the place of an ancient Ram temple.
Later an FIR was registered against ‘Kar Sevaks’ and the alleged Vishwa Hindu Parishad(VHP) leaders Ashok Singhal, Sdhvi Rithambara and Vishnu Hari Dalmiya.