'Matter very serious', says SC on Judge Loya's death

Last Updated: Fri, Jan 12, 2018 17:08 hrs
A group of civil society activists and academicians on Wednesday alleged that CBI Judge Brijgopal Harkishan Loya, who was hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh case, had died in mysterious circumstances

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Maharashtra government to submit the postmortem report of late Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) judge B.H. Loya, asserting the "matter very serious".

The apex court said that it has posted the next hearing on the issue for January 15.

Earlier on Thursday, a bench comprising, Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud, "sought an urgent hearing on the plea" for a probe into Justice Loya's death on December 1, 2014.

According to reports, Maharashtra-based journalist B.R. Lone had filed an independent plea seeking a fair probe into the mysterious death of Justice Loya, who was hearing the Sohrabuddin encounter case - in which various police officers and the Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah were named as parties.

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