Judge Loya death case: In memorandum to President, Opposition delegation seeks SIT probe

New Delhi, Feb 9: Representatives from 15 opposition parties led by Congress chief Rahul Gandhi met President Ram Nath Kovind over Judge Loya death case and submitted a memorandum, seeking an unbiased probe into the matter.

After meeting, Gandhi who was surrounded by senior leaders including Kapil Sibal, Ghulam Nabi Azad, D Raja and others said “many MPs from both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha felt discomfort over it, adding they also feel that the matter should be probed and a SIT should be formed.

“We just want to have a proper investigation done by an independent structure that gives us the outcome”, he asserted.

A memorandum submitted to the President has been signed by 114 MPs from 15 opposition parties.

The Congress chief stated ” Judge BH Loya’s death is suspicious, there have been 2 other suspicious deaths. President gave a positive response.

Meanwhile, Senior Congress leader Kapil Said “if a Special Investigation Team can be formed for the 2G case, then one can also be formed for a probe into Judge Loya’s death. “We don’t believe in the CBI or the NIA”.

He sated apart from Judge Loya, two of his confidantes also died mysteriously.

Lawyer Shrikant Khandalkar fell to his death in 2015 from the sixth floor of the district court building, while in 2016, district judge Prakash Thombre fell from the top berth inside a train coach and his spine broke, Sibal stated.

A special CBI judge BH Loya died on December 1, 2014 following a cardiac arrest, while hearing the fake encounter of Sohrabuddin Sheikh.

The move comes at the time when the Supreme Court is hearing several petitions seeking an independent probe into mysterious death case of  judge BH Loya.

Earlier also the Congress had demanded a top court-monitored Special Investigation Team probe into Judge Loya’s death, saying there seemed to be a “cover-up” and “some serious questions were unanswered”.


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