Published On: Mon, Jan 22nd, 2018

Judge Loya death issue ‘serious’, will examine all matter: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday said the controversy surrounding the death of Special CBI court judge BH Loya is “serious” and it will look into the circumstances leading to his death in November 2014.

The court directed the next hearing on February 2

Judge Loya was holding the trial into the staged shootout deaths of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and two others.

“Matter is serious. We are examining the material on record. Our conscience should not suffer…,” the bench said as it directed all the matter relating to Loya’s death and the circumstances leading to it should be placed before it.

The top court bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra transferred to itself two petitions pending before the Bombay High Court and its Nagpur bench relating to the matter.

A PIL seeking a probe into the judge’s death was filed before the Bombay High Court on January 8 by the Bombay Lawyers’ Association (BLA).

On Tuesday , the BLA’s counsel, Dushyant Dave, said the documents produced by Maharahstra were incomplete. In fact, he said he had documents obtained under RTI to show there were indeed suspicious circumstances attached to judge Loya’s death.

The court directed the next hearing on February 2.

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