Rahul Gandhi : 'There is hope' over Judge BH Loya death case

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The Delhi unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has demanded a public apology from Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the wake of Supreme Court's order rejecting pleas to probe judge Loya's death case. The ruling party had accused Gandhi of being the "invisible hand" behind the petitions in the apex court seeking an independent probe into the judge's death. Loya case as millions of "Indians can see the truth", a day after the judge's family said "there is no hope left".

The Supreme Court's judgment terming the petitions raising suspicions over judge B H Loya's death a "red herring" did not reflect the upheaval the case triggered on January 12 after four senior SC judges held a press conference.

He stressed that a Supreme Court judge is impeached only in the case of either his "incapacity" or on "proven misconduct" and claimed none existed in the present case.

It was alleged in November 2017 by Justice Loya's sister that the Judge was under serious political pressure because of the sensitive nature of the case which implied that the Judge may have died under unnatural circumstances.

Two lower court judges had travelled with Loya to Nagpur to attend the wedding of colleague's daughter. Judge Loya died as a result of natural causes.

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In the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, BJP President Amit Shah along with Rajasthan Home Minister Gulabchand Kataria, Rajasthan-based businessman Vimal Patni, former Gujarat police chief P C Pande, Additional Director General of Police Geeta Johri and Gujarat police officers Abhay Chudasama and N K Amin have already been discharged.

The judgement said there was "no reason to doubt the statements of sitting judges" and the intent of the petitioners had been to "malign the judiciary". The court also said it thought of initiating contempt proceedings against petitioners but decided not to go ahead with it. Loya's death had snowballed into a major political issue and a rallying cry for the Congress-led Opposition.

Congress Spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala posted the letter on his twitter account, saying the effort was to stop an enquiry into the case.

"The Supreme Court found the PIL politically motivated and hence, it dismissed it, and who was behind these petitions Congress.It wanted to frame Amit Shah", he said.

"Congress and its president Rahul Gandhi, the Communist parties, their allies" and "some media houses" must apologise" to our country for spreading such utter lies against our (BJP's) national president Amit Shah", he tweeted.

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