The Congress on Wednesday, 31 January, addressed a press conference on the multiple theories surrounding the mysterious death of special CBI judge BH Loya, who was hearing the fake encounter of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, in which BJP national president Amit Shah is an accused.
Sibal went on to say, “If the sister and father said they are ‘in grave doubts’ and the demeanour of the young man (Loya’s son) should make us draw our own conclusions.”
If the Supreme Court sets up a Special Investigation Committee (SIT) then the Congress will collaborate with it, Sibal said at the press conference.
Earlier on 18 January, the Congress had described as “unnatural” the BJP’s opposition to its demand for an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Loya in Nagpur about three years ago.
Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi told reporters his party has been demanding a probe into judge Loya’s death, but the BJP is opposing the demand.
Earlier on 12 January, Congress had said “democracy is in danger” after four senior-most Supreme Court judges came out in the open to say that the situation in the apex court was “not in order”.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi had described the concerns expressed by four apex court judges over the institution’s functioning as “extremely important”, and sought a probe into Loya’s death by the “highest level” of the apex court.