The Hush Post: The Supreme Court is likely to give its verdict on whether there should be an independent probe into the alleged death of special CBI judge BH Loya’s case.
Judge Loya was hearing the high-profile Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case when he died of cardiac arrest.
Judge Loya passed away in Nagpur on December 1, 2014. He died of a cardiac arrest while in a marriage function of a colleague’s daughter.
Earlier on March 16, a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice DY Chandrachud and Justices AM Khanwilkar had reserved the judgment on the pleas.
According to reports, Loya’s friend from law college, Uday Gaware, at a public meeting of various civil societies and political groups, shocked and surprised all saying that the judge’s death was a ‘premeditated murder.’
Though, the Maharashtra government had argued that all pleas asking for an independent probe were motivated.
BJP president Amit Shah and Rajasthan home minister Gulabchand Kataria, former Gujarat police chief PC Pande, ADGP Geeta Johri, Rajasthan-based businessman Vimal Patni, Gujarat police officers Abhay Chudasama and N K Amin have been discharged in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case.
Subsequently, a number of of pleas, filed by Tehseen Poonawala and Mumbai-based B S Lone, were filed in the SC requesting for an independent probe into Loya’s death in 2014.