Time to bring curtain down in B.H. Loya’s death case, Maharashtra govt tells SC
New Delhi: The Maharashtra government on Monday told the Supreme Court that it was “appropriate to put the curtain down” in the case over the allegedly mysterious death of CBI special judge B. H. Loya.
There are other much important matters that deserve the court’s attention, said Mukul Rohtagi appearing for the Maharashtra government. He argued that petitions were filed before the apex court for fulfilling the private motives of the petitioners and to “sensationalize the death of a judge”.
“The article in Caravan was published 9 days short of the third death anniversary of Loya. None of the so-called petitioners did anything for 3 years. Petitions follow(ed) after the article is published...” he said.
A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, justices A.M. Khanwailkar and D.Y. Chandrachud was hearing a batch of petitions seeking a probe into the death of Loya, who at the time of his death was presiding over the CBI court in a case related to the encounter killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh by Gujarat Police.
The hearing will continue on Friday.