The Supreme Court on Thursday, 19 April, dismissed PILs seeking independent probe into the death of special CBI judge BH Loya.
Following the judgement, many took to Twitter to voice their opinion on the verdict. The petitioners for the case and journalists from The Caravan, who broke the story in November 2017 – that lead to the probe of an investigation in the case – defended their stance:
Caravan Journalists Stand by Stories
Will have to wait till one reads the whole judgment on the specifics. But Caravan magazine stands by each of its 22 stories. The stories speak for itself. And we will follow journalistically the qns that continue to puzzle the circumstances of Judge Loya’s death.— Vinod K. Jose (@vinodjose) April 19, 2018
as the verdict is out, do go through these stories again on the judge loya case. the facts speak for themselves. irrespective.— Hartosh Singh Bal (@HartoshSinghBal) April 19, 2018
Prashant Bhushan, the lawyer who presented the PIL, in the court tweeted:
SC bench headed by CJI dismissed the petitions seeking Indep Inquiry into Judge Loya's death,saying there's no reason to disbelieve 2 Bombay judges who said(w/o affidavit)that 3 judges slept in room with 2 beds. This despite the ECG &Histopath report falsifying Heart attack story— Prashant Bhushan (@pbhushan1) April 19, 2018
Journalists And Political Commentators Express Dismay
The sad truth is that if you are pro Govt today, you will hail the Loya SC judgement; if you are anti Govt you will criticise it. In such a toxic and politically surcharged environment, who cares for 'facts', rule of law or even asking genuine questions? #JudgeLoyaVerdict— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) April 19, 2018
Enough evidence of judicial process being subverted in Sohrabuddin case. Unexplained questions around #JudgeLoya death too. Bench should have asserted institutional independence and fealty to their own by recommending probe. This is terrible https://t.co/MHZwVSbLYm— Ruchi Gupta (@guptar) April 19, 2018
In the next criminal trial that I conduct I'm going to insist that it should be decided on documentary evidence, without investigation or cross examination of witnesses, in a summary manner. Thank you SC for being a trail blazer. #JudgeLoya— अंशुल (@Ghair_Kanooni) April 19, 2018
BJP Workers Hail Verdict; ‘No One Killed Loya,’ Says Oppn
The petition seeking probe in #JudgeLoya 's death stands dismissed— Gaurav Bhatia BJP (@gauravbh) April 19, 2018
SC says "no merit in the writ petition"
Comes down heavily on Prashant Bhushan for scandalising court, casting aspersions on judges
"PILs being misused for settling politcal scores"@RahulGandhi stands exposed
SupremeCourt calls the bluff of #DushyantDave,Kapil Sibal&Co!This cabal ought to have known that #JudgeLoya's sister Anuradha Biyani had submitted an affidavit to Manjula Chellur,ex Chief Justice of Bombay HC,saying,she saw no conspiracy&believed her brother died a natural death! https://t.co/b7e4MDygvR— Sanju Verma (@Sanju_Verma_) April 19, 2018
Heading to the SC with my team @Deepali_Dwivedi @AshimaMandla Meenakshi who have been with my in this fight for #JudgeLoya . Pls remember we are not fighting for an individual named Loya we are fighting for an institution called #Judge . Justice will prevail . #JaiHind— Tehseen Poonawalla (@tehseenp) April 19, 2018
The ‘Fair Verdict’ Camp
The #SupremeCourt of India says there is absolutely No Merit in the Writ Petitions , #JudgeLoya 's Death was Natural.— SANJAY BAFNA (@sanjaybafna) April 19, 2018
Petitioners (Anti Modi Gang) tried create an impression that it is for investigation, but it was against judiciary. #JudgeLoyaVerdict
Exactly, the petitioners motive is political & to malign judiciary system... They want to convey message of even judiciary is not being credible enough....& such petitions should be thrown in the dustbin & that their real place.. #JudgeLoya #JudgeLoyaVerdict— Sushil Patni (@patnisushil) April 19, 2018
#JudgeLoya case was reason of 4 judges rebellion & conspiracy to frame BJP president. SC slapped petitioners by saying PILs being misused for settling politcal scores & malign Judiciary.#SCSlamsCongressOnLoya— CA. RAJEEV GUPTA (@RajeevGuptaCA) April 19, 2018
4 news which turned out fake in last 2 days— Mayank Sharma (@msmayank71) April 19, 2018
There was no communal angle in junaid killing.
Holi balloons had no semen.
No 'hindutva terror' behind mecca attack.
Death of judge Loya was Natural
3rd class PRESSTITUTES please focus on Taimur diaper.#JudgeLoya
The ‘Verdict Was Influenced’ Camp
Faith in Govt. & Governance continues to nose dive. #JudgeLoya— SonaliRanade (@sonaliranade) April 19, 2018
Highest form of Judiciary has refused to provide justice even to its own people. #JudgeLoya— Priyanka Patil (@MissFurioso) April 19, 2018
When judges depose as a witness to an occurrence, their statements ought to be treated like that of a common man. This is plain absurd. If the petitions were scandalous then criminal contempt should have been initiated. No Justice for #JudgeLoya pic.twitter.com/5qEuMcH0lE— Saravanan Annadurai (@asaravanan21) April 19, 2018
Shocking and Sad day for Judiciary! SC declines to order probe in #judgeloya A suspicious death of a judge cannot be probed in our democratic country? This is #undeclaredemergency. SC only a handmaiden of the Executive?— Saravanan Annadurai (@asaravanan21) April 19, 2018
Was it a murder? : I don't know.— K (@monteskw) April 19, 2018
Was there something to order a proper investigation? : A lot. #JudgeLoya
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