Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Justice Loya's death: two petitions to investigate the case

Justice Loya's death: two petitions to investigate the case

While the Bombay Lawyers Association had filed their case on January 4, the case received a petition number from the registrar of the Bombay High Court only on the afternoon of January 12, after the four senior-most Supreme Court judges after the Chief Justice of India held an unprecedented conference alleging impropriety in Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra's assignment of cases.

The Supreme Court will not hear a plea seeking probe into Special CBI Judge BH Loya's death case on January 15 due to non availability of judge M Shantanagoudar.

Abdi said that Mumbai journalist BS Lone filed a case with the apex court only after the association's case got media coverage and that this was "motivated" to get the case assigned for a favourable outcome. The bench said it would consider the objections. "The Bombay High Court is seized of the matter and in my opinion the Supreme Court should not hear this matter". Loya passed away, ostensibly of a heart attack, while in Nagpur to attend a colleague's daughter's wedding. When told no, the court said it wanted to hear the state government too.

The issue came under the spotlight in November a year ago after a report in Caravan magazine linked the circumstances surrounding Loya's death to the trial in Sohrabuddin case.

Some accounts have claimed that the judge's death occurred under mysterious circumstances and there have been demands for a probe into the circumstances of his death.

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The second litigation was filed by Congress leader Tehseen Poonawalla, who in his plea contended that the circumstances revolving around the death of the judge were "questionable, mysterious and contradicting".

The case with major political overtones pertains to the killing of suspected gangster Sohrabuddin Sheikh and his wife Kausar Bi and their associate Tulsidas Prajapati in Gujarat in November 2005.

The sister of the judge had later said that the then Bombay High Court Chief Justice Mohit Shah allegedly made an offer of Rs 100 crore to her brother fabourable judgement.

Mr Naik pointed out that the judge who took over the case, subsequently, within 29 days of the death of judge Loya, discharged Mr Shah from the case, accepting an application filed by him.

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