The Supreme Court has refused to extend safety to former special court judge Surendra Kumar Yadav, who had delivered the verdict within the 28-year-old Babri demolition case in September. All 32 accused within the high-profile case, together with BJP’s founder-members LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, have been acquitted on September 30 by a special court in Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow.
SK Yadav, 60, was to retire in 2019, but he was given extensions by the highest court docket to listen to the decades-old case which he had been dealing with since 2015. On his final day within the workplace, the previous judge had delivered the decision, acquitting all the accused. “Anti-social parts introduced down the construction. The accused leaders tried to cease these individuals,” he had stated, including that merely giving a provocative speech was not sufficient to show guilt.
The highest court docket this morning stated: “Having perused the letter dated September 30, we don’t contemplate it essential to proceed (the) safety.” SK Yadav had sought an extension of his private safety over the sensitivity of the case.
The hearings – which concerned proof from 351 CBI witnesses and about 600 reveals – had ended on September 1 and SK Yadav had started writing the judgment from the very subsequent day to fulfill the deadline set by the Supreme Court docket.
The 16th-century mosque was razed by thousands of “Kar Sevaks” who believed it was constructed on the ruins of an ancient temple that marked the birthplace of Lord Ram in Ayodhya. The incident led to riots that left 3,000 lifeless and altered India’s political landscape endlessly.
The Congress had slammed the Lucknow Particular Court docket’s determination to acquit all of the accused, saying it held nobody accountable even when the Supreme Court docket had referred to as the demolition illegal.