The Supreme Court on Tuesday closed the contempt of court case against State of Uttar Pradesh in relation to the demolition of the Babri Masjid in 1992..A bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Abhay S Oka said that petition had become infructuous in light of the top court's 2019 judgment in which the Hindu parties were given ownership of the disputed land. The bench also rejected a request to substitute the contempt petitioner, who had passed away, with the Amicus Curiae. .The Babri Masjid was demolished in December 1992. The same had happened despite an undertaking by the Uttar Pradesh government to the Supreme Court that the structure would be protected. This had led to the contempt of court case against the UP government.In 2019, the Supreme Court had decreed the disputed site at Ayodhya in favour of the Hindus. In September 2020 ,a special CBI court in Lucknow had acquitted former Deputy Prime Minister LK Advani, former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Kalyan Singh, BJP leaders Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti, and several others in the demolition case.It was held that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) failed to produce any conclusive evidence to prove any connivance that led to the destruction of the mosque.The special court said that there was no documentary evidence to show that there was a conspiracy or provocation to bring down the disputed structure.