Plea in SC on Loya’s death motivated: Lawyers body
THE Bombay Lawyers Association (BLA) on Saturday claimed a petition filed in the Supreme Court, seeking a probe into the death of special CBI judge B H Loya, was “motivated”.
The petition, filed by journalist B R Lone, was submitted to ensure a petition by the association on the same issue is not heard by the Bombay High Court, the BLA claimed. The association had earlier this week petitioned the HC, seeking a judicial inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of Loya in 2014.
Loya, at the time, was hearing the case related to the alleged fake encounter killing of gangster Sohrabuddin Sheikh, his wife Kausar Bi and associate Tulsi Prajapati in 2005. BLA president Ahmed Abdi on Saturday held a press conference following allegations made by four senior judges of the Supreme Court claiming impropriety on part of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra in assigning important cases.
Among the cases mentioned by the four SC judges included the one linked with Loya’s death.
“Our petition was filed on January 4. This petition in the Supreme Court has been filed subsequently,” Abdi said.