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"It was a correct measure of the then Central Government as it was based on provocative statements made by Ashok Singhal, Sadhvi Ritambara and Acharya Dharmendra Dev," Centre's counsel, Lala Ram Gupta, told the Liberhan Commission probing the events leading to the demolition of the disputed structure.
Ruling out any conspiracy in the demolition, he said at the most it may have been a "plan' devised by any person. "If at all there was any conspiracy, it would have been limited to 605 Shiv Sainiks, who allegedly had plans to hold kar seva in the garbh griha (sanctum sanctorum)," he said.
However, the Shiv Sena leader, Moreshwar Save, had ruled out any role of the party or its leaders in the demolition, Mr. Gupta pointed out.
Though there were intelligence reports that this group had a meeting on November 28, 1992, at Faizabad and decided to do the kar seva, there was no evidence to corroborate this, Mr. Gupta added.
Denying that security arrangements around the disputed structure were not "proper", he, however, admitted that these proved to be insufficient as they failed to stop the mob frenzy. PTI
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