SC to hear Justice Loya death case today

ANI | Updated: Feb 02, 2018 08:56 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb 2 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday will hear the pleas filed by three petitioners seeking a SIT probe into the alleged mysterious death of Special CBI judge Justice B H Loya.

A bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra will be hearing the petitions.

The top court had asked the Maharashtra government, earlier in the month, to submit the postmortem report of the CBI judge, who had died in alleged suspicious circumstances in 2014, citing that the "matter was very serious."

According to reports, Maharashtra-based journalist Lone and activist Tehseen Poonavala had filed independent pleas seeking a fair probe into the death of Justice Loya, who was hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, involving various police officers and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah. (ANI)