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Plea seeking probe into judge Loya's death filed in Bombay HC

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

A PIL was today filed in the Bombay High seeking a judicial probe into the 2014 death of special Brijgopal Harikrishan Loya, who was then hearing the high-profile Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case.

In its plea, the has sought setting up a commission of enquiry headed by a retired Supreme to go into the circumstances leading to Loya's death.

Loya died of heart attack in on December 1, 2014, when he had gone to attend the wedding of a colleague's daughter.

In November last year, Loya's death was in spotlight after quoting his sister fuelled suspicion about the circumstances surrounding his death and link to the Sohrabuddin case in which chief Amit Shah, and senior police officials were accused. Shah and many others were later discharged for want of evidence.

"We have sought the appointment of a retired of the Supreme as commission of enquiry to look into the death of Loya and submit a report," the association's told

Altogether 23 accused, including police personnel, are facing trial for their involvement in the alleged fake encounter of Sohrabuddin Shaikh, and subsequent disappearance and death of his wife and their associate Tulsidas Prajapati in in November 2005.

The case was later transferred to the and the trial shifted to

"It is to be noted that Loya died on December 1, 2014 and on December 30, 2014, the special court, which was assigned the case, discharged from the case," the petition said.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 21:00 IST