Supreme Court on Friday continued hearing of petitions filed asking probe in alleged mysterious death of Judge Loya.
Senior advocate Indira Jaising started the proceedings, submitting two different sets of submissions, one dealing with facts and the other dealing with the law. Representing Maharashtra Government, Mukul Rohatgi questions bonafide of the petitioner and says PILs are “ill-founded and completely motivated.”
Mukul Rohatgi says that the petitioners have a motive behind this, wasting the time of the Hon’ble court. Leading towards yellow journalism. Indira jaising replied that colors are yours, choose whatever you want.
“This hearing must come to an end after four judicial officers have recorded their statements. Either these judges will have to be believed or this Court will have to say they are all lying,” Maharashtra govt’s counsel Mukul Rohatgi tells SC.
However, Suprme Court objects to a Senior Advocate for making oral observations by the judges part of his written note.
“How can you make observations in the open court part of your note? This can’t be done,” says CJI as lawyer opts to delete those comments.
Indira Jaising reads out medical records and two statements while demanding the probe. All India Lawyer’s Association also starts arguing after she finished arguments on behalf of some activists. Justice Rathi and Justice Davey corroborate the statement of the sister, hence she’s a credible witness submits Jaising. The arguments were inconclusive today and hearing would continue on February 12 in Supreme Court.
With inputs from India Legal