India Judge Loya death: In memorandum to president, Opposition MPs demnd SIT probe

16:05  09 february  2018
16:05  09 february  2018 Source:   indianexpress.com

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A delegation of MPs from Congress, CPM and 13 other opposition parties on Friday submitted a memorandum to President Ram Nath Kovind seeking SIT probe into the death of CBI judge BH Loya .

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Kapil Sibal, Rahul Gandhi in uniform: His (Judge BH Loya) death is suspicious, there have been two other suspicious deaths. President gave positive response, © express web desk His (Judge BH Loya) death is suspicious, there have been two other suspicious deaths. President gave positive response," Gandhi told media persons

A delegation of MPs from Congress, CPM and 13 other opposition parties on Friday submitted a memorandum to President Ram Nath Kovind seeking SIT probe into the death of CBI judge BH Loya. Congress president Rahul Gandhi who led the delegation told media that 114 members of Parliament signed the memorandum that was submitted to the president. The new Congress chief said that president's response over the memorandum was positive.

"A judge died under suspicious circumstances. It will be an ode to him and his family that the investigation takes place properly. Many MPs from both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha felt discomfort over it and also feel that the matter should be probed and an SIT should be formed. 114 MPs from 15 parties have signed the memorandum. His (Judge BH Loya) death is suspicious, there have been two other suspicious deaths. President gave positive response," Gandhi told media persons after the meeting with president.

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  Congress Questions Judge Loya's Death, Says Congress Questions Judge Loya's Death, Says "Circumstances Tell A Story"Judge Loya was handling a murder case in which BJP chief Amit Shah was among the accused, when he died of a heart attack in Nagpur in 2014. The judge who replaced him said there was not enough evidence to bring Mr Shah to trial.

120 Opposition MPs have signed a petition to President Ram Nath Kovind, demanding a Supreme Court-monitored Special Investigation Team ( SIT ) to enquire into the alleged mysterious death of CBI judge B H Loya .

Congress president Rahul Gandhi led a delegation of Opposition MPs to Rashtrapati Bhavan on Friday, demanding a Supreme Court-monitored investigation into the 2014 death of CBI special Judge BH Loya .

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Gandhi, who was surrounded by senior leaders including Kapil Sibal, Ghulam Nabi Azad and D Raja, added that all the opposition leaders "want to have a proper investigation done by an independent structure that gives us the outcome."

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Judge Loya, who was hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case in which current BJP chief Amit Shah is an accused, died of a cardiac arrest in Nagpur on December 1, 2014, when he had gone to attend the wedding of a colleague's daughter.

The issue came under the spotlight in November last year after media reports quoting his sister fuelled suspicion about the circumstances surrounding his death and its link to the Sohrabuddin case.

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

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

Congress president Rahul Gandhi and other Opposition leaders speak to the media after meeting President Ram Nath Kovind in New Delhi on February 9, 2018, demanding a probe into the mysterious death of special CBI judge B.H. Loya . |

114 Opposition MPs have signed a petition to President Ram Nath Kovind, demanding a Supreme Court-monitored Special Investigation Team ( SIT ) to enquire into the alleged mysterious death of CBI judge B H Loya .

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A total of 23 accused, including police personnel, are facing trial for their involvement in the alleged fake encounter of Sohrabuddin Shaikh, his wife Kausar Bi and their associate Tulsidas Prajapati in Gujarat in November 2005.

The case was later transferred to CBI and the trial was shifted to Mumbai. A PIL seeking probe into the judge's death was also filed before the Bombay High Court on January 8 by the Bombay Lawyers' Association. However, the case was taken over by the Supreme Court.

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