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Published On: Sun, Jan 14th, 2018

No suspicion over Judge Loya’s death, says son Anuj Loya

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anuj-loya-justice-loyas-son_650x400_71515935557MUMBAI : The family of Justice BH Loya on Sunday said the death of the special CBI judge, who was hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh “fake encounter” case, was being politicised and urged all parties to refrain from taking advantage of the situation.
Justice Loya’s son, Anuj, said he did not have any doubts about the way his father died three years ago. “I had an emotional turmoil, hence I had suspicions about his death. But now we don’t have any doubts about the way he died.” I was 17 at that time and  Didn’t understand anything at that time.” Mr Loya’s lawyer Ameet Naik, who was accompanying him, added, “There is no conspiracy… we don’t want to be victims of any political issue”.
Judge Loya, who was hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh “fake encounter” case, had allegedly died of a cardiac arrest in Nagpur on December 1, 2014, when he had gone to attend the wedding of a colleague’s daughter.
“Earlier my grandfather and aunt had some doubts about his death, which they shared. But now neither of them has any doubts,” Anuj said.  With tears in his eyes, he also urged NGOs and politicians to stop “harassing” his family. He said the family was pained by the events of the last few days.
“We faced some pressure from politicians and NGOs. We don’t want to name anyone, but please excuse my family from continuously asking about my father’s death,” he said. Anuj is a second year student of Law in a Pune-based college.
The 48-year-old judge — who was hearing the CBI’s case of murder against BJP chief Amit Shah  Mr Shah and several top police officers were subsequently cleared by a court. Last year, in an interview to The Caravan news magazine, Anuradha Biyani, judge Loya’s sister, had raised questions about the death, triggering calls from various quarters about an independent inquiry.

The matter had escalated further when the four senior-most Supreme Court judges took on chief justice Dipak Misra and said that cases of “far-reaching consequences” were being allocated to junior judges without transparency in procedure.
Asked by reporters if their complaints include the case of the death of BH Loya, one of the four judges, Justice Ranjan Gogoi said, “Yes”. He, however, had declined to elaborate.( With Agency Inputs ).


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