AYODHYA: The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has decided to move the Supreme Court against the acquittal of all the accused in the Babri Masjid demolition case.
On September 30, 2020, the CBI special court had acquitted all the accused in the case after which Haji Mahboob and Syed Akhlaq, both residents of Ayodhya, had moved the Allahabad high court on January 8, 2021.
However, the two-member bench of the high court rejected their revision petition on November 9, 2022, saying that the petitioners were not the victims in the case.
In view of the foregoing discussion, this court is of the opinion that the instant criminal appeal filed on behalf of the appellants under Section 372 CrPC, under the facts and circumstances of the case, is liable to be dismissed on the ground of non-availability of the locus of the appellants to challenge the impugned judgment and order (dated September 30, 2020) passed by the trial court.
Hence the same is, accordingly, dismissed,” the court said. Talking to TOI, executive member and spokesperson of AIMPLB, Syed Qasil Rasool Ilyas said, “We will certainly approach the Supreme Court. The apex court’s verdict on Ayodhya itself has accepted that the demolition of Babri Masjid was a criminal act.”
“The five-judge bench of the Supreme Court that delivered the historic Ayodhya verdict had termed the Babri Masjid demolition a serious violation of the rule of law and that the accused are still out of the reach of law,” he added. “The appellants, Haji Mahboob and Syed Akhlaq, are residents of Ayodhya.
They were witnesses of CBI and their houses were attacked and burned down on December 6, 1992, by a mob gathered by the accused. They were residing in the close vicinity of Babri Masjid,” Ilyas claimed.

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