The Babri mosque demolition was not planned, a judge in Uttar Pradesh said on September 30, acquitting all 32 accused including BJP leaders LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti. The verdict in the 28-year-old case involving the demolition of Babri Masjid, which stood at the Ram Janmabhoomi site in Ayodhya, was announced by a special court in Lucknow. The Special CBI Court observed that the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition was not pre-planned. The Court added saying that there is no conclusive proof against the accused. Of the 32 accused who faced trial, 26 were present in the court while L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Kalyan Singh, Uma Bharti, Mahant Nritya Gopal Das attending the hearing via video conferencing. The 1992 demolition, when thousands of Hindu activists tore down the mosque on December 6, was preceded by a series of rath yatras by the BJP's LK Advani. Advani, 92, Joshi, 86, Uma Bharti & Kalyan Singh are among the 32 surviving accused in the case; they were charged with criminal conspiracy and promoting enmity.