On Tuesday, Supreme Court dismissed a fresh plea in Justice Loya death case that was filed with the apex court to seek a review of his judgment that was passed in April. In its previous ruling, the Supreme Court had stated that special CBI court judge BH Loya died a natural death. The court further added that the PIL that was filed in the case was politically motivated and was filed to taint the Indian judiciary. The review and recall petition was filed by the Bombay Lawyers Association.
As per reports, the fresh review petition was filed by Bombay Lawyers Association who had also been one of the petitioners seeking special investigation team (SIT) probe into judge BH Loya’s death.
The fresh plea seeking reconsideration of the previous verdict was heard by the same bench which had rejected the plea seeking SIT probe in April. The bench was being headed by CJI Dipak Misra.
Earlier, it was reported that BH Loya had died of cardiac arrest on December 1, 2014. The matter was highlighted because he died at the time while he was conducting the trial in a case related to a staged shootout of Sohrabuddin Sheikh in November 2005. The matter caught media attention after it was found that BJP president Amit Shah was one of the accused in the case. After Loya died, the case was heard by two judges who had given a clean chit to the Amit Shah.
The Bombay lawyers Association had filed a fresh plea stating that the top court gave it April verdict by following the report of a police officer who was the one who had conducted the enquiry and said that he died of natural causes.