Judge Loya case: Supreme Court dismisses review plea filed by Bombay Lawyers Association

On 19 April, the Supreme Court had decided that judge Loya had died of natural causes and there were no suspicious circumstances that would merit a further inquiry.

FP Staff July 31, 2018 17:45:05 IST
Judge Loya case: Supreme Court dismisses review plea filed by Bombay Lawyers Association

The Supreme Court has dismissed the review plea filed by Bombay Lawyers Association in the judge Loya death case.

Judge Loya case Supreme Court dismisses review plea filed by Bombay Lawyers Association

The Supreme Court of India. AP

A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud did not find any merit in the review petition filed by Bombay Lawyers Association, one of the petitioners in the case."We have carefully gone through the review petition and the connected papers, but we see no reason to interfere with the order impugned. The review petition is, accordingly, dismissed," the bench said.

On 19 April, the Supreme Court had decided that judge Loya had died of natural causes and there were no suspicious circumstances that would merit a further inquiry.

Loya died of cardiac arrest in Nagpur on 1 December, 2014, when he was attending the wedding of a colleague's daughter. However, a clutch of petitions were filed before the apex court calling for an inquiry into Loya's death. The court had said it would order an investigation if there was ground for suspicion.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said the attempt of the petitioners was to create prejudice and to malign the dignity of the judges, particularly Justice BR Gavai of the Bombay High Court.

The issue of Loya's death came under the spotlight in November after media reports quoting his sister fuelled suspicion about the circumstances surrounding it and its purported link to the Sohrabuddin case, which Loya was hearing. But Loya's son had on 14 January said in Mumbai that his father died of natural causes.

In the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, BJP president Amit Shah along with Rajasthan Home Minister Gulabchand Kataria, Rajasthan-based businessman Vimal Patni, former Gujarat police chief PC Pande, Additional Director General of Police Geeta Johri and Gujarat police officers Abhay Chudasama and NK Amin have already been discharged.

With inputs from PTI

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