A three-judge bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud had on April 19 dismissed the petition along with certain others with similar prayers.
Nityanand Rai, who was accompanied by Bihar BJP vice president Devesh Kumar, said that Congress party did not stop raising accusing fingers despite the late Judge’s family stating that he died of heart attack.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi had targeted BJP chief Amit Shah, saying “the truth has its own way of catching up with people like him” as Shah was among those discharged in the Sohrabuddin case.
The impeachment notice against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra comes a day after the Supreme Court rejected a bunch of petitions seeking an independent probe into the death of Judge B H Loya, who was hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case.
The court, which went into medical and other evidence brought on record, criticised the petitioners, saying the pleas were a “veiled attempt to launch a frontal attack on the independence of the judiciary and to dilute the credibility of judicial institutions.”
Speaking to mediapersons, Fadnavis maintained that the order has exposed the Opposition, which was raising “unsubstantiated charges” against the governments at the Centre and the state.
BJP President Amit Shah, former minister of state for Home, Gujarat, was one of the accused in the fake encounter case and was arrested in 2010. He was later discharged by a CBI court in Mumbai from the case.
The SC on Thursday dismissed a bunch of petitions seeking an independent probe into the death of judge Loya, who was handling the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, in which Shah was once an accused and was later discharged.
The Supreme Court earlier in the day dismissed petitions seeking an independent probe in the special CBI judge BS Loya’s death, ruling that the death was due to “natural causes”.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was likely to lay foundation of several development projects including AIIMS, 4000 MW power plant from Deoghar on 5th September this year.
Records show that special CBI judge Brijmohan Harikishan Loya died of a heart attack in Nagpur, Maharashtra, on December 1, 2014. The petitioners, however, had moved the Supreme Court alleging he died under “mysterious” circumstances.
Agreeing with Rohatgi, former high court judge and senior advocate Ajit Kumar Sinha said on Thursday’s judgement was correct for the reason that the Supreme Court has dealt each and every issue raised in the petitions threadbare.
Judge Loya case: Rahul Gandhi should “apologise” and be “ashamed” for his conspiracy to target Amit Shah, and Indian judiciary and democracy, said BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra.
“Dispassionate analysis of Loya judgement must await its full reasoning. But unless logical reasons found in it, it will raise more questions and leave many unanswered,”Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi tweeted.
The three-judge bench headed by CJI Misra also said that the “petitioners’ conduct prima-facie constitutes criminal contempt,” but the court “would spare them of any contempt action.”