India CJI warns Loya petitioners: Not hearing Sohrabuddin; Loya was hearing Sohrabuddin case when he died

04:50  03 february  2018
04:50  03 february  2018 Source:   indiatoday.in

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CJI warns Loya petitioners : Not hearing Sohrabuddin ; Loya was hearing Sohrabuddin case when he died Leave a Reply and subscribe Join The Family

CJI Dipak Misra reprimanded the petitioners for raising the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case . SC is hearing the politically-sensitive judge BH loya death case . Loya had died of cardiac arrest in Nagpur on December 1, 2014.

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During the hearing in Supreme Court on the politically-sensitive Judge BH Loya death case, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra reprimanded the petitioners for raising the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, which Loya was hearing when he died.

"This message should go out loud and clear. We are only concerned about death of Judge Loya. We are not on the other case at all," CJI Misra told the petitioners - Congress leader Tehseen Poonawalla, and Maharashtra-based journalist BS Lone.

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Loya had died of cardiac arrest in Nagpur on December 1, 2014, when he had gone to attend the wedding of a colleague's daughter. At the time of his mysterious death, he was presiding over a special CBI court hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, in which BJP president Amit Shah was one of the accused. Shah was later discharged.

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In the Sohrabuddin case, apart from Shah, Rajasthan Home Minister Gulabchand Kataria, Rajasthan-based businessman Vimal Patni, former Gujarat Police chief PC Pande, Additional Director General of Police Geeta Johri, and Gujarat police officers Abhay Chudasama and NK Amin, were also listed as accused.

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Later, special judge MB Gosavi, who took over the trial of the case, discharged Shah and some other accused.

On January 22 this year, during the last hearing in the Loya case, the Supreme Court had dubbed as "serious" the issues raised in the pleas, but had castigated senior lawyer Dushyant Dave for casting aspersions on Amit Shah in the case.

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BH Loya wasn't just another CBI judge, he was the judge hearing the case of the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter, in which BJP chief Amit Shah was a key accused. Then he died . A new judge took over, and soon exonerated Amit Shah of the charges.

Hints that the PILs pertaining to the death of Justice Loya , who was trying the politically sensitive Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case , may go to another bench came last week when an order on the Supreme Court website said the case should be “put up before the appropriate bench”.

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The Supreme Court had also taken umbrage at senior advocate Indira Jaising for inferring a possible gagging of the media in the Loya case, after which she had withdrawn her statement.

The issue of Loya's death had come under the spotlight in November last year after media reports quoting his sister had fuelled suspicion about the circumstances surrounding it and its link to the Sohrabuddin case. But Loya's son had on January 14 said in Mumbai that his father had died of natural causes.

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