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Congress seeks probe into Loya’s death

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Published : Jan 16, 2018, 12:42 am IST
Updated : Jan 16, 2018, 12:42 am IST

In 2015, Anuj Loya had written a statement. Contrast this with what he had said yesterday.

Late special CBI court judge B.H. Loya
 Late special CBI court judge B.H. Loya

New Delhi: The Congress on Monday demanded a court-monitored probe into the death of CBI judge B.H. Loya and argued that the consent of his kin was not necessary as the matter “impinges” on democracy.

The allocation of the Loya case had been one of the matters which four senior most judges of the Supreme Court had flagged during their unprecedented address to the media last week.

Suggesting that Loya’s son Anuj Loya had been under pressure when he claimed that he was sure that his father had died of natural causes, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said the deceased judge’s two sisters and father as well as the son had earlier claimed that they had doubts on the circumstances of the death of the CBI judge.

Mr Singhvi said that in a matter of public or national interest, anyone can seek a probe and it is not necessary that it will be ordered only on the plea of a family member of the deceased.

“As a responsible stakeholder of democracy of this country, we want a fair and comprehensive inquiry regarding the mysterious death of judge Loya,” he told reporters here.

Mr Singhvi also quoted extensively from the letters written by the sisters and the father of Judge Loya earlier as well as the statement made by an uncle of the judge on Sunday questioning the circumstances of the death of the judge.

“In 2015, Anuj Loya had written a statement. Contrast this with what he had said yesterday. You can decide on your own whether he was speaking the truth then or now,” the Congress spokesperson said.

“If a matter impinges on a vital organ of democracy like this then the demand for enquiry is a demand by responsible stakeholders. It is not dependent on whether family member A wants it and family member B does not want it,” the Congress spokesperson said.

He added that the probe has to be Supreme Court or high court-monitored. The matter of “mysterious” death of the CBI judge had come to fore again when four senior Supreme Court judges held an unprecedented press conference on Friday.

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