Will order probe in Loya’s death on slightest suspicion: CJI Misra

New Delhi: Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra said on Monday, that the Supreme Court will order an independent probe if it finds the “slightest” suspicion into the death of CBI judge B H Loya. Senior advocate Dushyant Dave, appearing for the Bombay Lawyers’ Association, argued that the SC should not “oversimplify” the coincidences surrounding Loya’s death.

Dave argued that there was a deliberate attempt to remove Justice Revati Mohite-Dere of the Bombay high court from hearing appeals in the Sohrabuddin case. The court responded saying, it was a routine affair in accordance with the established tradition there, according to a PTI report.

“It is a routine affair in the Bombay high court which is part of its established tradition there. Every 8-10 weeks the roster changes and no judges are allowed to hear a part-heard matter,” said the bench comprising of CJI Dipak Misra, Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud.

Dave said that the trial and HC judges were being “punished” for standing in the way of influential accused involved in the case. He further asked why HC judges came openly, giving an interview to a newspaper and then denying the allegations of foul play immediately after the news got published.

Dave, without naming anyone, alleged that “one man is controlling the entire judiciary”. The court then restrained him from stating such allegations.