Supreme Court: Pleas on CBI judge B H Loya's death serious

Updated: Jan 26, 2018, 11:35 IST | Agencies

The Supreme Court yesterday dubbed as "serious" the issues raised in the pleas relating to the death of special CBI judge B H Loya, but castigated a senior lawyer for raking up the name of BJP president Amit Shah in the case

Justice BH Loya
Justice BH Loya

The Supreme Court yesterday dubbed as "serious" the issues raised in the pleas relating to the death of special CBI judge B H Loya, but castigated a senior lawyer for raking up the name of BJP president Amit Shah in the case.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, which was hearing two PILS on the Loya's death transferred to itself the two other petitions pending at Nagpur and Mumbai benches of the Bombay High Court. The bench, also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, restrained all high courts from entertaining any petition relating to Loya's death. "We must look into all documents with utmost seriousness", it said.

Loya, who was hearing the sensitive Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, had allegedly died of cardiac arrest in Nagpur on December 1, 2014. The bench was irked when senior advocate Dushyant Dave, appearing for a Bombay lawyers' body, took the name of BJP president Amit Shah during the hearing, alleging everything has been done to protect him (Shah). "As of today, it is a natural death. Then, do not cast aspersions," the bench said.

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