SC to examine plea seeking SIT probe into Judge Loya's death

ANI | Updated: Jan 16, 2018 04:27 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan 16 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear the plea filed by a lawyer and others seeking a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into the death of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) judge B H Loya.

The hearing, which was scheduled for Monday, was deferred due to the absence of Justice Mohan M Shantanagoudar, a Supreme Court judge.

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 mysterious death of Justice Loya, who was hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, in which various police officers and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah were named as parties. (ANI)