The Maharashtra government would consider re-investigating the death of special CBI judge BH Loya in 2014 if it receives any complaint with substantial evidence.
CBI judge, BH Loya, was hearing the high-profile Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case of Gujarat when he died of cardiac arrest while attending a colleague’s daughter’s wedding on December 1, 2014.
“The government will consider reopening of judge BH Loya death case if any complaint is received with substantial evidence,” NCP spokesperson and state minister Nawab Malik said while speaking to reporters in Mumbai after the NCP held a three-hour-long meeting of its ministers in the Shiv Sena-led government, NDTV reported.
“If the complaint contains some substance, then only investigation will be done. There will be no inquiry in the matter without any reason,” said NCP chief Sharad Pawar, who presided the meeting.
Rejecting PILs seeking an SIT probe into Loya’s death, the Supreme Court had held that the special judge had died of “natural causes” on December 1, 2014.
The top court had also held that political rivals had moved the petitions to settle scores, carrying out a “frontal attack” by attempting to scandalise the judiciary and blocking the course of justice.