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The judge who gave the verdict of the Babri case appointed lokayukta deputy of the UP | India News


LUCK: UP Governor Anandiben Patel on Monday appointed former IWC special judge Surendra Kumar Yadav, who handed down judgment in the Babri demolition case, as Uttar Pradesh’s deputy lokayukta. He is the third lokayukta deputy from the state.
On Monday, UP lokayukta judge Sanjay Mishra took the oath of office. Given the Covid-19 protocol, the swearing-in remained a low-key affair. The governor had signed Yadav’s letter of appointment on April 6.
As CBI special court judge, Yadav had rendered the verdict in the Babri mosque demolition case in September last year, acquitting all 32 defendants, including BJP veterans LK Advani, MM Joshi, Uma Bharti and Kalyan Singh. The verdict said that the demolition of the Babri mosque was not a “pre-planned act but a spontaneous one.”
Yadav retired as a session and district judge, Lucknow, in September 2019, but following the instructions of the Supreme Court, he was granted an extension to pass judgment in the Babri mosque demolition case that he had been watching since 2015.
As a special judge (Ayodhya Prakaran), he had been conducting daily hearings in the case since 2017.
A resident of Jaunpur, he began his judicial career as an additional munsif, Ayodhya, on June 8, 1990. He did his first studies at Shahganj Madhyamik School and passed class 10 of DLW High School, Varanasi. He entered a pre-university course at BHU, Varanasi, and then went on to pursue a postgraduate degree in law.

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