‘Review Judge Loya Judgement’: Bombay Lawyers Body Files Plea

After a dismissal by the Supreme Court last month, the Bombay Lawyers Association has filed a review petition on Monday, 21 May, seeking an investigation into the death of special CBI judge Brijgopal Harkishan Loya.

On 19 April, the Supreme Court dismissed petitions seeking independent probe into the death of judge Loya, who was hearing the high-profile Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case. The Supreme Court judgment slammed the petitioners for “maligning” the judiciary.

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The review petition filed in the apex court has said this judgement "has resulted in miscarriage of justice, if not complete negation of justice on the facts of the case. It is therefore clearly required in the interests of justice that the judgment and order in question be reviewed and recalled".

"The present review petition seek to neither sensationalise the subject matter of the petition, nor make a veiled attempt to launch a frontal attack on independence of the judiciary or to dilute the credibility of judicial institutions" - Bombay Lawyers Association

"Also, no attempt is being made to create prejudice or malign dignity of the judges whose statements form part of the enquiry or those who gave the press interviews on the matter during the period of the enquiry,” the plea said.

Judge Loya died allegedly due to a cardiac arrest in Nagpur on 1 December 2014 when he had gone to attend the wedding of a colleague’s daughter.

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