Judge Loya Case: Bombay Lawyers association files review plea in Supreme Court

CBI Justice Loya

New Delhi, May 21: Bombay Lawyers association on Monday filed a review plea in Special CBI Judge BH Loya’s death case in the Supreme Court.

Last month, the apex court had rejected their petition for reinvestigation in the case.

The Court on April 19 dismissed petitions seeking Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into Judge Loya’s death.

A bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra had said that there is no doubt and it is clear from the statements of the judicial officers that Loya died of natural causes”.

The judgment delivered by Justice Chandrachud also took exception to the way the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed and that insinuations were made against the committee of administrators of the Bombay High Court and the judges of the top court in the course of the hearing of the matter.

Justice Loya was hearing the crucial Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, involving various police officers and Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah, before his death in December 2014.

According to the official records, he died of cardiac arrest in Nagpur in 2014, a day after he attended wedding and reception of his colleague’s daughter.

Maharashtra-based journalist B.S. Lone and activist Tehseen Poonavala had filed independent pleas demanding a fair probe into his death alleging that he died under mysterious circumstances.


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