ALSO READSC to hear plea seeking SIT probe into CBI Judge B H Loya's death today Police actions after judge Loya's death violated criminal code: SC told Loya death case: Opposition MPs petition President Kovind for SIT probe SC takes over 2 HC cases related to Loya death; sets Feb 2 for next hearing SC directs Maharashtra govt to give Justice Loya's documents to petitioners
The apex court had earlier asked the Maharashtra Government to submit the postmortem report of the CBI judge, who had died in alleged suspicious circumstances in 2014, citing that the "matter was very serious."
As per reports, Maharashtra-based journalist B.S. Lone and activist Tehseen Poonavala had filed independent pleas seeking a fair probe into the death of Justice Loya, who was hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, involving various police officers and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah.
In a press conference held on January 12, Justices Madan B Lokur, Kurien Joseph, Ranjan Gogoi and Jasti Chelameswar questioned the conduct of the CJI, alleging that selective Benches were being appointed to preside over certain cases in the apex court.
Justice Loya's death is one among the certain cases hinted by the four judges.