Judge Loya death case: Maha govt. submits documents to SC

ANI | Updated: Jan 16, 2018 12:59 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] January 16 (ANI): The Maharashtra government on Tuesday handed over documents in a sealed cover in connection with Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) judge Justice B.H. Loya death case to the Supreme Court.

Senior Advocate Harish Salve appeared for the state government.

A division bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Arun Mishra, was hearing the plea filed by three petitioners, Aneeta Shenoy, Shehzad Poonawalla and a journalist.

All the three petitioners sought a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into the alleged mysterious death of the CBI judge Loya.

The petitioner claimed that Judge Loya died mysteriously when he was hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case in which Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Amit Shah then was an accused.

The top court had asked the Maharashtra government earlier in the month to submit the postmortem report of the CBI judge who had died under mysterious circumstances, asserting that the "matter was very serious."

According to reports, Maharashtra-based journalist B R Lone had filed an independent plea seeking a fair probe into the matter, who was hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, in which various police officers and the BJP president Amit Shah were named as parties. (ANI)