Justice Loya case: Opposition MPs to submit petition to President Ram Nath Kovind
Opposition MPs will submit a petition, signed by over 100 parliamentarians, to President Ram Nath Kovind appealing for further investigation into the mysterious death of Judge B.H. Loya in the light of new evidence. The petition has been initiated by the Congress and has been signed by Opposition leaders of both the Houses.
A three-page letter addressed to the President has been prepared and several opposition leaders and MPs have already signed it, as per Indian Express.
Congress had raised more questions over the death of judge B H Loya since the four senior most judges of the Supreme Court - Justices Jasti Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph - questioned the Chief Justice of India's conduct over allocation of cases to judges. Congress demanded a Supreme Court-monitored probe by a special investigation team (SIT) into the case.
Special CBI judge Loya, who was handling the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case, died of a heart attack in November 2014 in Nagpur. Later, political parties, including the Congress, alleged that he died in mysterious circumstance and demanded an investigation into it.