Supreme Court rejects demand for independent probe in Judge Loya case

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The  Supreme court has outrightly rejected the demand for an independent probe, the Supreme Court today said that there is no reason to doubt the statements of judges who were accompanying Judge Loya. The judges had stated that it was a natural death.

The apex court said this while delivering verdict on a batch of pleas seeking an independent probe into the alleged mysterious death of special CBI judge BH Loya, who was hearing the high-profile Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case.

Rejecting the plea with strong words, the court said it was clear that judge Loya died a natural death and there was ‘not a shred of doubt’ about it.
The court also dismissed their argument that a single man was controlling the entire judiciary as scandalous.

The court said that it has a duty to protect its judicial officers and this petition was an attempt to launch a frontal attack on the judiciary. However, it refrained from launching contempt of court action against the lawyers concerned. Among those who had sought a probe were senior advocates Dushyant Dave, Indira Jaising and Prashant Bhushan.

The apex court said doubting the judges statement would be like questioning the integrity of the judiciary. The court said there is no merit in the petitions. Court said attempt of the petitioners was to malign the judiciary.

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