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:   India Today

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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.

On Thursday, a CJI -led bench had admitted a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking a probe into the death of B H Loya , who as special CBI judge was hearing the case of gangster Sohrabuddin Sheikh's "fake" encounter.

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

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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Loya , who was hearing the sensitive Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case , had allegedly died of cardiac arrest in Nagpur on December 1, 2014, when he had gone to attend the wedding of a colleague's daughter.

Loya , who was hearing the sensitive Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case , had allegedly died of cardiac arrest in Nagpur on 1 December 2014, when he had gone to attend the wedding of a colleague’s daughter.

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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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Judge Loya death case : SC asks Maharashtra govt to give petitioners access to ‘confidential’ documents. Let CJI or Collegium judges hear all PILs: Bar association. Judge Loya had died in 2014 when he was hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh ‘fake encounter’ case .

He asked the Maharashtra government to hand over copies of all documents and medical reports relating to Loya 's death to the petitioners . At the time of his death, on December 1, 2014, Loya was hearing the case of the allegedly fake encounter of inter-state gangster Sohrabuddin Sheikh in

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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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