Supreme Court to hear plea seeking probe into Judge Loya’s death

At the time of his death, Loya was presiding over the CBI court hearing the alleged Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 11, 2018 2:47 pm
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The Supreme Court is likely to hear Friday a petition seeking probe into the death of former sessions court judge Brijgopal Loya. The plea was mentioned before a bench headed by CJI Dipak Misra which agreed to take it up tomorrow.

At the time of his death, Loya was presiding over the CBI court hearing the alleged Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case. He died of cardiac arrest on December 1, 2014, according to hospital records, a day after he attended the wedding ceremony and reception of the daughter of fellow Judge Sapna Josh.

On Monday, the Bombay Lawyers’ Association moved the Bombay High Court seeking an independent inquiry to probe the circumstances which led to his death.

The division bench of Justices S C Dharmadhikari and Bharati Dangre agreed to hear the matter on January 23.

In 2017, the Caravan reported that Loya’s family members claimed that the 48-year-old’s death was suspicious. Relying on a report in the Caravan Magazine, joined as a respondent in the PIL, the lawyers’ association contended that the news report that quoted members of Loya’s family, claiming he was under tremendous pressure while he presided over the alleged Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case.

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  1. Farooque Khan
    Jan 11, 2018 at 3:58 pm
    While the UPA ruled, murderers roamed free in Gujarat as well as in the UP Bihar. None of the farcical 'judicial' commission were able to bring any of the culprits, who are too well known, to the book, except probably for the '93 Bombay blasts cases, because they belonged to the Muslim minority, ready and easy target. The laws fail to stick, when majority community villains are in the dock. Deny as much as you will, this is the sad reality of the justice system in this country.
    1. Farooque Khan
      Jan 11, 2018 at 4:01 pm
      The point is expectations from NDA cannot be much more than nil.
    2. narayan kutty
      Jan 11, 2018 at 2:26 pm
      This is simply a political mud slinging and wasting courts valuable time and tax payers money.
      1. Mathew Daniel
        Jan 11, 2018 at 2:59 pm
        Let the court decide, Mr Kutty
      2. qasim hussain
        Jan 11, 2018 at 12:31 pm
        The people of India still have full faith in the supreme cout of India and the highest judiciary. Corrupt politicians are carrying India towards clashes and collapes the whole nation. If judges are not safe, what about general people. Hope justice will be done by the appex court and the kille if justice Loya will not spare. Jai hind
        1. narayan kutty
          Jan 11, 2018 at 2:32 pm
          This is more a political vendetta and not sustainable.
          1. Srinivas Vedula
            Jan 11, 2018 at 3:27 pm
            Congress is a party that is ready to stoop to any level to grab the power. like their leader of Opposition Gulam Nabi- who cried in the parliament that they have been forced to sit in opposition for no fault of theirs except that they did some corruption and so what. how can people of India not elect them when they have few cases of corruption. it is the dirty tricks of congress that Rahul Gandhi made a statement in Bahrain that in India judges are killed regularly as BJP does not like judiciary. What crap. It is dangerous narrative. Congress is desperate to come back to power to Protect Raja Rahul Gandhi dynasty