Judge Loya Case: Will The Verdict End The Attempts Being Made To Discredit Judiciary System?

Judge Loya Supreme Court Verdict

The Supreme Court dismissed the PIL seeking an independent investigation into the circumstances leading to the death of Judge Loya. Supreme Court said in the verdict that Judge Loya had died of natural causes and “plea was bereft of any truth.” It further added that this was an “attempt to malign the judiciary.”

Judge Loya had died on December 1, 2014, in Nagpur where he was attending a function. Judge Loya was hearing the Sohrabuddin Shaikh encounter case. BJP President Amit Shah was accused in the case but was later acquitted. Judge Loya was staying at a guest house along with three other judicial officers. These officers later accompanied him to the hospital and said that Judge Loya had suffered a heart attack. Notably, Judge Loya’s son had also clarified that his father had died of natural causes.

The pleas for independent investigation were filed by Congress supporter Tehseen Poonawala and Maharashtra-based B S Lone. The Maharashtra government had argued in court that all the pleas were targeted at “one individual” in the garb of upholding the law. The Supreme Court in the verdict today even said that the petitioners should be held in contempt as they brought the political rivalry to court.Soon after the verdict, Congress claimed that this was a sad day in the history and there were many questions unanswered.

The recent surged in pleas and accusations against the judiciary system appear to be a part of concerted effort to malign the judiciary system. After unsuccessfully trying to establish the fake ‘Hindu terror’ narrative, opposition parties are now trying to create a new narrative of a rigged judiciary system.

Over the last four years, Congress and others have left no stone unturned to attack the credibility of the investigating agencies. However, now efforts are being made to scare a certain section of the population with a narrative that even the judiciary is against us. Notably, after the acquittal of Swami Aseemanand and bail of Col. Purohit, the judiciary system was questioned.