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SC to hear plea for probe into judge B H Loya's death

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Supreme will tomorrow hear a plea seeking an independent probe into the death of special B H Loya, who was hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case.

A bench comprising and Justices A M Khanwilkar and today took note of the submission seeking urgent hearing on the plea for a probe into Loya's death on December 1, 2014.

The plea was filed by Maharashtra-based B R Lone. He submitted that a fair probe was needed into the mysterious death of Loya, who was hearing the sensitive Sohrabuddin encounter case in which various police officers and president were named as parties.

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

The issue came under the spotlight in November last year after quoting his sister fuelled suspicion about the circumstances surrounding his death and its link to the Sohrabuddin case.

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

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

A PIL seeking probe into the judge's death was also filed before the on January 8 by the Bombay Lawyers' Association.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 11:55 IST