SC rejects plea for probe into death of Judge Loya

SC rules out investigation into Judge Loya’s death

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed petitions seeking the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Judge B.H. Loya's death case.

The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that Judge Loya died of natural causes and that the petitions were serious attempts to scandalise and obstruct the course of justice.

"Indians are deeply intelligent". The Supreme Court, in its decision, said the statement of the lower judges, who followed Justice Loya to a hospital in Nagpur before his death, can not be doubted.

Bringing down the curtain on a strenuous five month effort by petitioners, who vehemently and vociferously sought to create a cloud of suspicion over Judge Loya's death on December 1, 2014, the SC bench not only rejected their claims but described the petition as a frontal attack on the judiciary through a spate of scurrilous allegations.

"CPIL procured copies of judge Loya's ECG (electrocardiogram) and histopathology report and sent them to Dr (Upendra) Kaul". But to take a leap of reason, based on nothing else but political motive, and implicating BJP president Amit Shah as being behind Loya's "murder" is to leave the woodwork of the courts and enter the paperback of crime thrillers.

A three-judge bench comprising of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud said there is no merit in the petitions while expressing their anguish at the conduct of the counsel for the petitioners.

The top court, which was critical of the petitioners and their lawyers for casting insinuations against the judicial officers and judges, said an attempt was made to cause prejudice against them and was a "vituperative assault on the judiciary". Intervenor was Centre for Public Interest Litigation. It clearly means that the case was fought as a political battle against our party president Amit Shah.

"The Congress Party is trying to spoil the atmosphere under a conspiracy".

The apex court observed that "frivolous and motivated" petitions should be discouraged.

"Political rivalries have to be resolved in the great hall of democracy when the electorate votes its representatives in and out of office", the court said.

Joint Police Commissioner of Nagpur Shivaji Bodkhe said the "petitions were wrong as they were unaware of the truth".

During their 12 January press conference, four senior-most apex court judges - J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, MB Lokur and Kurian Joseph - had questioned the manner in which sensitive cases were being allocated and Loya's case was one of them.

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