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I was pressurised to withdraw Loya plea in SC: Cong leader

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A leader, who filed a plea in the Supreme seeking an independent probe into the alleged mysterious death of Special judge B H Loya, today alleged he was pressurised by a senior to withdraw his

Tehseen Poonawalla, who had filed the petition, said just before his plea was to be heard this morning in the of Justices Arun Mishra and M M Shantanagoudar, the senior had pressurised him to withdraw the

He, however, refused to divulge the name of the senior lawyer.

"I have full faith in the judiciary. I have nothing to do with the politics surrounding the case. I was called names but I refused to back off. I requested my on record to argue the matter despite the pressure," Poonawalla said.

He said he had told the senior that he will not withdraw the as "I have full belief in the institution.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 19:20 IST