Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court's verdict regarding the rejection of pleas seeking Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe in Judge Loya's death case. He also slammed Congress party by saying that it wanted to create an atmosphere of fear in the country. "Congress had no facts or arguments, they only wanted to create an atmosphere of fear in the country, so we welcome the SC verdict. Congress should now stop politics of rumour mongering," said Pradhan. The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that Judge Loya died of natural causes and that the petitions were serious attempts to scandalise and obstruct the course of justice.