India Probe How Judge Loya, 2 Aides Died: Opposition's Appeal To President

18:15  09 february  2018
18:15  09 february  2018 Source:   NDTV

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Refusing to let the controversy surrounding the death of judge BH Loya die down, the Opposition parliamentarians will on Wednesday submit a petition to President Ram Nath Kovind, appealing for further investigation into the matter.

Is the Cong-led opposition & lobby 'fabricating' a narrative? The Supreme Court on Tuesday observed that "everyone should know everything" about circumstances under which CBI judge BH Loya died in 2014.

  Probe How Judge Loya, 2 Aides Died: Opposition's Appeal To President © NDTV

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi today led a group of 15 opposition lawmakers that met President Ram Nath Kovind to ask for an independent investigation into the death of Judge BH Loya, who was deciding on murder charges against BJP president Amit Shah when he died of a heart attack in 2014, and two of his associates.

"We want a proper investigation done by an independent structure. We feel there is suspicion in all the details, that should be resolved," Rahul Gandhi told reporters.

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Two petitions asking for an investigation into Judge Loya's death are being heard by the Supreme Court. But senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal asserted, "This cannot be decided through public interest."

Congress Questions Judge Loya's Death, Says "Circumstances Tell A Story"

  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.

The Supreme Court will resume on Friday hearing on the pleas seeking an independent probe into the alleged mysterious death of special CBI judge BH Loya , who was hearing the sensitive Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case.

2 hrs Fed Cup: India lose 1- 2 to China despite Ankita’ s singles win. 2 hrs Die another day: watch how a beetle escapes from a toad’ s stomach. Opposition MPs will submit a petition to President Ram Nath Kovind appealing for further investigation into the mysterious death of Judge B.H. Loya in the

Mr Sibal said apart from Judge Loya, two of his confidantes died mysteriously.

Also read on MSN: CJI warns Loya petitioners

Lawyer Shrikant Khandalkar fell to his death in 2015 from the sixth floor of the district court building, according to the opposition's appeal to the President, and in 2016, district judge Prakash Thombre fell from the top berth inside a train coach and his spine broke.

"There should be an SIT (Special Investigation Team) but not of CBI officials. We don't trust the CBI or NIA (National Investigation Agency because we know what CBI and NIA officials do," Mr Sibal said, referencing the 2G spectrum case in which all accused, including former telecom minister A Raja, were let off in December.

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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.

Opposition MPs will submit a petition, signed by over 100 parliamentarians, to President Ram Nath Kovind appealing for further investigation into the mysterious death of Judge B.H. Loya in the light of new evidence. How -To. Photos.

The Opposition said that there is a need to know how Justice Loya died as there are ‘many theories’ going around, and only a Supreme Court-monitored SIT can solve the issue.(HT File Photo). The opposition parties have decided to write to the president demanding a Supreme Court

The Judge Loya case has become an important rallying point for the opposition against the government; the Congress says democracy cannot survive in a nation where lawyers and judges involved in important cases are targeted.

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.

The controversy over the death reached the Supreme Court after several members of the judge's family expressed doubts about the death, and triggered an unprecedented rift within the judiciary earlier this this month.

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