Judge Loya death case: Maharashtra Govt. hands over documents in a sealed cover to SC

CBI Justice Loya

Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing of  PIL on Judge Loya’s sudden death on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the court didn’t  fix any specific date for the next hearing. Maharashtra Government has handed over documents in a sealed cover which were demanded by Supreme Court. Senior Advocate Harish Salve appeared for Maharashtra Government in the Case.

The Supreme Court directed the Maharashtra government to share all the documents relating to the death of Special CBI Judge B.H. Loya with the petitioners seeking independent probe and adjourned the matter for seven days.

“This is a matter, they must get everything. There should not be any confidentiality,” said the bench of Justice Arun Mishra and Justice Mohan M. Shantanagoudar asking senior counsel Harish Salve to share the documents with the petitioners.

Social activists T. Poonawala and Mumbai journalist Bandhuraj Sambhaji Lone have moved the top court seeking an independent probe into the death of Judge Loya.

As Salve appearing for Maharashtra government told the court to have a look at the documents that were in a sealed cover, Justice Mishra said “Exchange the copy with them (petitioners). And we adjourn the matter for seven days.”

Earlier Supreme Court decided to hear a PIL seeking an independent probe into the death of CBI Judge B H Loya.

The PIL was mentioned by Supreme Court lawyer Anita Shenoy for an urgent hearing before a three-judge bench headed by CJI Misra.

The case of Justice Loya’s unnatural death has been doing rounds since a report published in a mainstream magazine called The Caravan stating that the family is alleging that Loya’s death and other facts provided by the investigating agencies are contradictory of each other.

Judge Brij Gopal Harkishan Loya was the special CBI judge of special CBI court in Sohrabuddin encounter case.

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