SC rejects plea for probe into death of Judge Loya

Judge Loya’s son had on January 14 said in Mumbai that his father had died of natural causes

Judge Loya’s son had on January 14 said in Mumbai that his father had died of natural causes

Hours after the Supreme Court dismissed a batch of petitions that sought an independent inquiry into the death of Special Central Bureau of Investigation Judge Brijgopal Harkishan Loya, the Bharatiya Janata Party criticised the Congress, while the opposition party said many questions were still unanswered. The bench particularly took serious note of Bhushan's plea that two of the judges - Khanwilkar and Chandrachud - should recuse themselves from hearing the matter as they come from Maharashtra and must be knowing all judges of the Bombay High Court concerned with the case. "This would be in the larger public interest, to uphold the independence and integrity of the institution", the court said. The same day senior advocates for petitioners say pressure being exerted on them to leave the case. "There is no reason for the court to doubt the clear and consistent statements of the four judicial officers", the court said.

Meanwhile, those seeking an independent probe into the matter had referred to the sequence of events to highlight that a fair investigation was needed to rule out any foul play in the death.

The top court, which was critical of the petitioners and their lawyers for casting insinuations against the judicial officers and judges, said an attempt was made to cause prejudice against them and it was a "vituperative assault on the judiciary". At the time, he was the special judge in the trial for the alleged fake encounter of Sohrabuddin Sheikh.

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The judge's death made national news as the Sohrabuddin encounter case which he was hearing had BJP president Amit Shah as one of the accused. "The Congress engages in all sorts of conspiracies after its ruling family loses power", Patra alleged and added that the attempt to use judiciary for political purposes was a "new low" in Indian politics. However, the court said that it was not initiating civil contempt against the petitioner for scandalising the judiciary. He said, "The real face of Congress Party and Rahul Gandhi has been exposed". "Hackeado por HighTech Brazil HackTeam (hacked by HighTech Brazil team)", read the message on the screenshot of the Supreme Court website shared by many on Twitter and WhatsApp. "This issue was raised three years after his (Judge Loya's) death and was an attempt to make a hidden attack on BJP President Amit Shah", he said in his reaction while attending some events in Nanded. It was Rahul Gandhi. However, Loya's son had on 14 January said in Mumbai that his father had died of natural causes.

Spokespersons Sambit Patra and Gaurav Bhatia addressed one of them, held immediately after the verdict was announced. It clearly means that the case was fought as a political battle against our party president Amit Shah.

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