The Allahabad High Court on Thursday dismissed the CBI’s petition challenging a special court’s decision to exonerate saffron leaders L.K. Advani and Bal Thackeray in the Babri Masjid demolition case.
Advani and Thackeray are among 21 leaders accused by the CBI of complicity in the demolition of the Babri Masjid in December 1992.
A judge of the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court upheld the May 4, 2001, decision by the special judge (Ayodhya issue) to acquit the saffron brass.
“There is no occasion for this court to make any interference in the impugned order,” the Bench said.
“...Nothing is found against the correctness, legality, propriety or regularity in respect of any of the findings of the lower court,” the judge said.
Reacting to the court order, All India Muslim Personal Law Board member Zafaryab Jilani said the investigating agency should move the Supreme Court.