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

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

"But now they are clear", judge Loya's son Anuj said on Sunday. While Loya's family argued that he was fit and healthy and there was no heart attack history in the immediate family. As a friend of Loya's family, I am conveying this message to the media.

THE SUPREME Court on Friday sought the Maharashtra government's views on the plea for an independent probe into the death of Special CBI Judge B H Loya, who was hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case.

In an unprecedented move in the annals of judiciary, four senior most judges of the Supreme Court on Friday questioned the "unilateral and biased" decisions of the Chief justice of India Dipak Misra in allocation of "important" cases to junior judges. Loya died on 1 December 2014 of an alleged cardiac arrest. When Mumbai Mirror asked him about a letter cited in various news reports where Anuj had written about his fears and suspicions after his father's death in 2014, Anuj accepted that he did write that letter. We had suspicion earlier but it is over now, " Anuj said.

A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and M M Shantanagoudar asked the Maharasthra government to file reply by January 15 when the next hearing will be held.

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In a especially convened press conference, Anuj Loya said, "Our family is pained with the chain of events in past few days. On behalf of Loya's family, I request you all media people to convey to those NGOs, lawyers and politicians not to go to his family, not to meet them and harass them like this with respect to the death of Loya", the former district judge said. We have no allegations against anyone. "No need of politicising the issue", said Naik.

Loya's lawyer Ameet Naik, who was also present during the press conference, added, "There is no conspiracy. we don't want to be victims of any political issue".

Anuj said he did not have any doubts about the way his father died three years ago. The court was hearing two separate pleas seeking an independent probe into the death of judge Loya, who presided over the case in connection with the alleged staged encounter of suspected extortionist Sohrabuddin Sheikh.

Senior advocate Indira Jaising, appearing for one of the petitioners, Maharashtra-based journalist B R Lone, said she has also instructions from the Bombay Lawyers' Association that this matter should not be heard by the top court.


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