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Congress reiterates demand for Supreme Court supervised probe into death of Judge Loya

SNS | New Delhi |

A day after late Judge Brijgopal Harkishan Loya’s son ruled out any angle of suspicion over his father’s death, the Congress again demanded a probe into the death of the CBI judge.

Speaking to reporters on 15 January, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi demanded that a probe should be conducted within the ambit of the law.

“The country is demanding an inquiry into judge Loya’s death,” said Singhvi.

“Some issues are probed based on the significance of the issue. As a responsible party and citizen we have the right to call for an impartial, time-bound and independent probe by Supreme Court,” he said.

There is no harm if an inquiry is conducted impartially, he added.

Anuj Loya, the son of Judge Loya, requested that his family should not be harassed by NGOs and politicians over the death of his father.

Addressing media persons on 14 January he said that though he had doubts about his father’s death earlier, he no longer suspects the manner in which judge Loya died.

Judge Loya passed away on 1 December 2014 of a cardiac arrest in Nagpur, where he had gone to attend a wedding.

The 48-year-old judge was hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case at the time when BJP chief Amit Shah was one of the accused. Shah was discharged on 30 December 2014.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi had on 12 January demanded a probe under the watch of the Supreme Court.