Justice Brijmohan Loya’s death has become one of the most controversial and contested topic of the year, and even as his family has told that they have no doubts about Loya’s death and he should not be used as a political tool for people to profit. And now, the supreme court dismissed two petitions that were seeking an independent probe in the case. No additional date had been fixed yet for another hearing about the case. The petitions had been meant to be studied by Arun Mishra and Mohan M Shantanagoudar, but because M Shantanagoudar had not come on January 15, when the hearing was scheduled, it had to be pushed to Tuesday.
The two petitions had been filed by B R Lone and Congress leader Tehseen Poonawalla. B R Lone is seeking an independent and fair into the death of Loya, while Poonawalla has claimed Loya’s death to be questionable and contradicting.
The case had come to public attention again on Friday, when four lawyers held a press conference, something unprecedented in the history of the nation and law. They had been asked if the press conference was in relation to Loya’s death, as this happened after the cases were assigned, and even though they didn’t specify, Justice Gogoi confirmed the media’s questions. Justice Chelameswar had said that they had held the conference because they wanted to communicate with people to save the constitution of India.
Justice Loya died from a heart attack on December 1, 2014, while he was attending a wedding. The interesting thing about his death has been that he was overseeing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh “fake encounter” case. Amit Shah had been accused in murdering him, but he was qucikly acquitted once another judge took over the case after Loya’s demise.