The SC dismisses the petition for independent probe in the CBI Judge Loya death case and declared that the death was due to natural causes .The top court, ruling that the death was due to “natural causes”, observed that the petitioners tried to scandalise the judiciary.
The three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, pronounced its verdict after hearing a clutch of petitions.The SC claimed that the PILs were misused and people were filing PILs to settle business rivalries . Reports claim Judge Loya died due to heart attack in Nagpur on December 1 2014 .At the time of his death was hearing the Sohrabuddin sheikh encounter case in which Amit shah was the accuse but later he was acquitted .
The petitioners had claimed that the Justice Loya had died in mysterious circumstances .They claimed that Judge Loya did not drink ,had no history of heart ailment and led a active life .The Maharashtra government claimed that the petition was politically motivated .The bench dismissed the petition and termed it as “Scandalous” and a “frontal attack “on judiciary .
Justice Loya’s sister Anuradha Biyani in a interview had claimed that her brother had died in mysterious circumstances and was under pressure due to the case . He was also offered bribe but he turned it down .The twist came in January when Justice Loya’s son Anuj Loya said that the family no longer suspected any suspicion in his father ‘s death .”There was some suspicion before due to emotional turmoil, but now it is clear,” Anuj Loya told reporters.The case generated a lot of interest among the media and opposition parties .The case also led to unprecedented rift in SC when four senior judges of SC went public with the allegation that the chief justice was assigning cases with “far-reaching consequences” to junior judges.
The judgement has produced mixed reactions while the ruling party has welcomed the judgement and blamed Congress for filing the petition ,the opposition has termed it as a sad day for judiciary .