New Delhi: “Please don’t harass us,” said Anuj Loya, son of deceased Justice BH Loya urged NGOs and politicians in a press conference.
An emotional Anuj said the Loya family was pained with the chain of events which has been happening in the past few days.
“We are convinced that his (Loya’s) was a natural death, we do not have any suspicion about it. There is no doubt about it, everything is clear,” he said, adding that the family did not have any complaints against anyone.
Loya’s lawyer Ameet Naik said the death of Justice Loya was a tragedy and not a controversy. He also requested to not politicise the matter.
“There is no controversy. No need of politicising the issue. This is a tragic event. We do not want to be victims of politicisation of the issue. Let it remain the way it is – noncontroversial,” he said.
The reaction comes two days after four Supreme Court judges held a press meet to protest against the Chief Justice of India.
Terming the concern voiced by the judges as “extremely important”, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and other opposition parties had on Friday called for a “thorough probe” into the mysterious death of judge BH Loya.
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The BJP shot back, with its spokesman Sambit Patra accusing the Congress of politicising internal matters of the judiciary.
In an unprecedented move in the annals of judiciary, four senior most judges of the Supreme Court on Friday questioned the “unilateral and biased” decisions of the Chief justice of India Dipak Misra in allocation of “important” cases to junior judges.
The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Maharasthra government to file the autopsy report into the death of former CBI judge BH Loya who died in mysterious circumstances in December 2014.
At the time of his death, Loya was presiding over the CBI court hearing the alleged Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case. He died of cardiac arrest on December 1, 2014, according to hospital records, a day after he attended the wedding ceremony and reception of the daughter of fellow Judge Sapna Josh.
In 2017, the Caravan reported that Loya’s family members claimed that the 48-year-old’s death was suspicious.
SC dismisses plea seeking ban on roadshows, bike rallies during polls
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a plea filed by a former DGP of Uttar Pradesh seeking a direction to the Election Commission of India to ban roadshows and bike rallies during polls.
“We are not inclined to entertain this,” a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Deepka Gupta told advocate Virag Gupta, who was appearing for petitioners Vikram Singh and Shaivika Agrawal.
Singh, a former Director General of Police of Uttar Pradesh, said in his petition that the roadshows and bike rallies violate EC’s instructions and cause damage to the environment.
Will give PM Modi whistle, cap if he wants to be ‘chowkidar’: Owaisi
Hyderabad: Akbaruddin Owaisi, the leader of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for adding ‘chowkidar’ as a prefix in his name on twitter and said that he would provide him with a whistle and a cap if the Prime Minister is interested in such a job.
Speaking at a rally here on Sunday, Owaisi said, “I have seen on Twitter where the names have become as ‘Chowkidar Narendra Modi’, ‘Chowkidar Amit Shah’. Why only one twitter? He should also mention ‘Chowkidar’ in his Aadhaar card, voter-id and passport.”
“We want a PM not a ‘Chaiwala’, ‘Pakodewala’…I am surprised at those who vote for Modi, what kind of person they vote for? If Modi is so interested in being a ‘Chowkidar’, he should come to me, I will offer him a Chowkidar’s cap and a whistle,” he said.
Akbaruddin had won from the Chandrayangutta Assembly seat in the last year’s assembly polls in Telangana.
In December 2018, Owaisi was elected as floor leader of AIMIM in the Telangana Legislative Assembly.
Delhi HC seeks ED’s reply on Vadra’s plea seeking quashing of PMLA case
New Delhi: Division bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Vinod Goel of Delhi High Court on Monday refused to grant interim relief to Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi’s husband Robert Vadra and Manoj Arora on their plea for quashing of FIR/ECIR by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case.
The Delhi HC said that it does not want to interfere since the anticipatory bail plea is being heard in the Patiala House Court.
Although, the Delhi HC Court has sought response of ED on their plea that challenges the Constitutional validity of certain sections of Prevention of Money Laundering Act. It has also directed the ED to supply a copy of ECIR to Robert Vadra and Manoj Arora.
The next hearing in the matter has been scheduled for May 2.
Robert Vadra had moved Delhi High Court seeking quashing of FIR against him filed by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case.
The Directorate has questioned Vadra multiple times in connection with the case which pertains London-based properties bought between the years 2005 and 2010.
Meanwhile, the ED filed a reply in the lower court alleging that Robert Vadra is the beneficial owner of various properties under investigation in the case which has been acquired through the proceeds of crime.
The Enforcement Directorate, in its application, had said that investigation is still ongoing and is at a crucial stage. In its reply, it had also sought a ‘free’ hand to a thorough interrogation.