'Only politics and nothing else', Maharashtra tells SC on Judge Loya’s death

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There is nothing amiss in the death of Judge, B H Loya and there is only politics in it said the Maharashtra government in the Supreme Court. Senior counsel Mukul Rohatgi appearing for the state of Maharashtra told a Bench headed by Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra that the petitions, in this case, were politically motivated with an intention to target BJP National President, Amit Shah.

Only politics and nothing else, Maharashtra tells SC on Judge Loya’s death

The unfortunate death of the judge is being politicised and the petitions have been filed with an oblique motive, he also submitted. In the guise of judicial independence, they are shedding crocodile tears, he also said.

Rohatgi said that the four judges who were present at the time of Loya's death on December 1, 2014, have already given handwritten statements as to how he died. The medical records clearly show that Loya could not be revived despite resuscitation and the post-mortem report states that he was brought dead on the way to the hospital, Rohatgi also said.

Senior counsel, Harish Salve told the court not to order a probe as it would indirectly mean that the four judges who were with Loya during his death are conspirators in a murder.

"Is entire system is dancing to the tune of one man? if that is so, we should wind up our judiciary. See the kind of scurrilous allegations put on display in last few weeks. Did the judges who accompanied judge Loya in his last hours, bump him off? Are they guilty of murder," Salve also asked.

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