The Babri Mosque in Ayodhya was demolished in 1992. The names of several BJP leaders are involved. The verdict in the 26-year-old case is being heard in a special CBI court in Lucknow today. The fate of 32 accused, including former deputy prime minister and BJP leader LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti, and Kalyan Singh, will be decided. All live updates related to Raidan (Babri Masjid Demolition Case):
1.03: Iqbal Ansari, petitioner in the Ram Janmabhoomi case, welcomed the court’s verdict.
1.00 pm: BJP leader and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad arrives at LK Advani’s house.
12.55 pm: Manish Tripathi claims that the CBI did not take any action in the video footage of the incident.
12.50 pm: Lawyer Manish Tripathi claims that the court said that RSS and Vishwa Hindu Parishad had no role in the demolition of the mosque.
12.40 pm: The verdict marks the end of a long dispute, with KK Mishra, the lawyer for the 25 accused.
12.30 pm: The demolition of Babri Masjid was not pre-planned, 32 accused were acquitted.
12.00 pm: All the accused except six are present in the court. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, and Uma Bharati appeared through video conference.
11.10 am: No gathering in Uttar Pradesh.
11.05 am: BJP leader and former MP Ram Bilas Bedanti also agreed to die for Lord Ram.
11.00 am: Shiv Sena’s then-chief of North India Joy Bhagwan Goel admits to demolishing a mosque.
10.50 am: BJP leader Binoy Katiyar denies allegations of mosque demolition.
10.40 am: Justice Surendra Kumar Yadav will retire after the verdict is announced today.
10.05 am: Witnesses Maharaj and Binoy Katiyar appear in court.
9.50 am: Justice Surendra Kumar Yadav arrives at the court.
9.41 am: Strict security is in place all over Lucknow.
9.00 am: Justice Surendra Kumar Yadav would retire in 2019. The Supreme Court postponed his retirement date for ruling in the case.
8.30 am: Security has been beefed up in Uttar Pradesh. The search of the court premises has been going on since morning. Rough hills.
8.20 am: LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti, and Kalyan Singh will appear in court via video conference.
8.00 am: Raidan episode starts at 10 am today. CBI court judge Surendra Kumar Yadav will hear the verdict.