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All accused in the Babri Masjid demolition case have been acquitted by the Special CBI court in Lucknow on Wednesday.

In its judgement pronounced today, the court said that the demolition was not pre-planned.

Earlier today, 26 of the 32 accused had arrived at the court premises to hear the court's verdict.

Judge SK Yadav, who is set to resign, even said that the 32 had tried to ‘protect the structure’. The CBI court said that there was no evidence to suggest that it was pre-mediated and that it was brought down by nefarious elements in a spontaneous act.

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While six others, including senior BJP leader LK Advani, had taken part in it through video conferencing.

There were 49 accused in the case out of which 17 have passed away. Therefore, the court pronounced its judgement on the rest 32 accused, who had been asked to be physically present in the court.

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