The CBI special court acquitted all 32 people from the demolition case. Today the order passed by Special CBI judge Surendra Kumar Yadav said While pronouncing the verdict, the judge considered and observed demolition was not “pre-planned” and happened in the “spur of the moment”.

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 intially 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.