'Judge Loya died of natural causes': SC refuses independent probe

Gogona Saikia


19 Apr 2018: 'Judge Loya died of natural causes': SC refuses independent probe

The SC has dismissed a petition for an independent probe in the death of Special CBI Judge BH Loya, who was found dead amid "suspicious" circumstances, his family claimed.

The court ruled that the death was due to "natural causes," and noted the petitioners were trying to scandalize the judiciary.

The three-judge bench comprised CJI Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud.

Death: The controversial death of Judge BH Loya

Loya, who was presiding over the trial of Amit Shah and Gujarat police officers in the "fake" encounter of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and his wife Kauser Bi, died on December 1, 2014, in Nagpur.

Initial reports claimed he had a heart attack.

But last year, The Caravan published allegations made by Loya's family, who mentioned several discrepancies in what actually happened and what was reported.