Supreme Court to hear Justice Loya death case next week


The family of Special CBI judge BH Loya, who allegedly died under mysterious circumstances, on Sunday said that it was deeply pained with the chain of events and intense politics over his mysterious death.

Justice Brijmohan Loya's death has become one of the most controversial and contested topic of the year, and even as his family has told that they have no doubts about Loya's death and he should not be used as a political tool for people to profit.

Anuj Loya said, "I had an emotional turmoil, hence I had suspicions about his death".

Anuj's uncle and Judge Loya's brother Shrinivas Loya was also reported as saying that he wanted an inquiry into the matter and that 21-year-old Anuj Loya was likely "under pressure" to make those claims.

Katke's statements were reiterated by advocate Naik and Loya's son Anuj, who spoke the least in the hurriedly arranged press conference.

However, when some heard a reference to what they thought was Amit Shah, in the audio of the press conference, this began to send tongues wagging on social media sensing a conspiracy.

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.

This creates more confusion in the matter, which was already creating controversy since the Judge in question was heading special CBI court, and hearing a very sensitive issue of Soharabuddin fake encounter in which BJP's Nation President & then Home Minister of Gujarat had to resign from his post. One of Judge Loya's close batch-mates too had recalled how his friend was under vast pressure while hearing the case of Sohrabuddin murder. He, however, had declined to elaborate. The Bench, which was hearing two PILs seeking independent probe into the death of Loya, adjourned the hearing for after a week without specifying any dates. Loya was in Nagpur to attend the wedding of a fellow judge's daughter when he passed away on 1 December, 2014.

The case came back into headlines in November 2017 when some members of Loya's family told the Caravan magazine that there were a number of inconsistencies in the account they had been given about the judge's demise that gave them cause for suspicion. The three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, has scheduled the next hearing on Monday. "He wrote earlier that chief justice (of Bombay High Court) Mohit Shah will be responsible if anything happened to his family members".

In a press conference, Nagpur Joint Commissioner of Police Shivaji Bodkhe today said they undertook a "thorough investigation" and his death was due to "heart attack".