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The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Maharashtra government to submit the postmortem report of late Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) judge B H Loya, asserting the "matter very serious".
The apex court said that it has posted the next hearing on the issue for January 15.
Earlier on Thursday, a bench comprising, Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud, "sought an urgent hearing on the plea" for a probe into Justice Loya's death on December 1, 2014.
According to reports, Maharashtra-based journalist B R Lone had filed an independent plea seeking a fair probe into the mysterious death of Justice Loya, who was hearing the Sohrabuddin encounter case - in which various police officers and the Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah were named as parties.