The Supreme Court of India has taken note of the so-called ‘mysterious’ death of special CBI judge BH Loya. The Judge who was hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case urged the Maharashtra government to file a response to pleas seeking independent probe on the death of the Judge.
The Supreme Court bench of Justice Arun Misra and Justice MM Shantanagoudar remarked,”This matter requires bi-party hearing rather than ex-parte” and has asked Maharashtra government counsel Nishant R Katneshwarkar to file a reply by January 15.
Incidentally, the Bombay High Court is also hearing a case on the same matter. There has been advice on part of senior lawyers and advocates that the Apex Court shouldn’t listen to the pleas and allow Bombay High Court to proceed accordingly.
Justice Loya had died of a cardiac arrest in Nagpur on December 1, 2014. He was going to attend the wedding of a colleague’s daughter.
No doubt, Congress has alleged a foul play as Justice Loya was hearing the fake encounter case which had the names of BJP stalwarts like Amit Shah.