| Updated: Feb 9, 2018, 16:27 IST

Highlights

  • 120 Opposition MPs have written to the president demanding a Supreme Court-monitored SIT to enquire into the alleged mysterious death of judge Loya
  • The opposition said that there is a need to know how Justice Loya died as there are “many theories” going around
CBI judge B H Loya (File photo)CBI judge B H Loya (File photo)
NEW DELHI: 120 Opposition MPs have signed a petition to President Ram Nath Kovind, demanding a Supreme Court-monitored Special Investigation Team (SIT) to enquire into the Alleged Mysterious Death of CBI judge B H Loya.

“The opposition parties have decided to write to the president demanding a Supreme Court-monitored SIT to look into the death of Justice Loya. More than 100 members of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha have signed a letter,” Trinamool Congress leader Derek O’Brien told reporters earlier.

The opposition said that there is a need to know how Justice Loya Died as there are “many theories” going around and only a Supreme Court-monitored SIT can “solve the issue”.

The move comes on a day when a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra heard a plea seeking an SIT probe into the circumstances of Justice Loya’s death in 2014.

The arguments were inconclusive today and hearing would continue on February 12, the bench ruled.

Previously, the top court had asked the Maharashtra government to submit the postmortem report of the CBI judge, citing that the “matter was very serious.”
Loya, who was hearing the sensitive Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, had died of cardiac arrest in Nagpur on December 1, 2014, when he had gone to attend the wedding of a colleague’s daughter.
The issue came under the spotlight in November last year after media reports quoting his sister fueled suspicion about the circumstances surrounding his death and its link to the Sohrabuddin case.
(With inputs from Agencies)

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