Judge Loya case highlights: SC dismissed petitions seeking an independent probe into the death of special CBI judge Brijmohan Harikishan Loya. The top court ruled that the death was due to “natural causes”.
The Maharashtra government has told the apex court that all the petitions seeking an independent probe into the death of the special CBI judge were motivated and aimed at targeting "one individual" in the guise of upholding the rule of law.
“Your lordships should ward off bullying and fear-mongering by a bunch of lawyers...If the entire system dances to the tune of one man (Amit Shah), as has been alleged, we might as well up wind up this institution. Time has come you stop this immediately,” Harish Salve said.
Mukul Rohatgi said, “...the pleadings show the PIL is not filed in the interest of judiciary. Petitions based on news reports without verification cannot be the basis to file a PIL. This is the canvas in which your lordship will examine the petition.”
On Monday, petitioners in the case told the Supreme Court that there was no entry of the Loya’s name in the register of Ravi Bhavan where he is said to have spent the night on November 30, 2014 while on a visit to Nagpur to attend the marriage of a colleague’s daughter.