Brijgopal Harkishan Loya: News

Justice Brijgopal Harkishan Loya was a Judge of a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court, presiding over the Sohrabuddin Shaikh encounter case. In 2005, Shaikh along with his wife and aide Tulsi Prajapati, were allegedly killed by a joint team of Gujarat and Rajasthan police. Shaikh’s family appealed in the Supreme Court, alleging a case of fake encounters, and the case was taken up by the CBI. After filing a charge sheet in 2010, CBI arrested senior BJP leader and the then Gujarat Home Minister, Amit Shah. In 2012, the case was transferred from Gujarat to Mumbai, and in 2014, the previous judge, JT Utpat, was replaced by Justice Loya. In December 2014, Loya had gone to the wedding of a colleague’s daughter along with four other judges in Nagpur, where he reportedly died of cardiac arrest. After suspicions were raised by some media reports and opposition parties alleged the involvement of Shah, petitions demanding an investigation into Loya’s death were filed in the Supreme Court. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Mishra gave its verdict, terming Loya’s death to be natural.

Maharashtra 'open to reinvestigating' Loya case; BJP alleges political motive

Days after taking charge as Maharashtra's Home Minister, Anil Deshmukh on Thursday addressed the likelihood of the government reopening the murky case of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court judge Brijgopal Harkishan Loya's death.

19 Apr 2018


SC's Loya death verdict triggers BJP-Congress war

The SC's refusal to order an independent probe in Judge BH Loya's death has opened a political war.

Supreme Court website reportedly hacked minutes after Judge Loya ruling

Minutes after the SC refused to order an independent probe in Special CBI Judge BH Loya's death, its website reportedly came under attack from hackers.

19 Apr 2018


SC can remove suspicions on Loya's death by direct-dealing: Congress

Congress today said the Supreme Court judgment dismissing a batch of pleas seeking an independent probe into the alleged mysterious death of special CBI judge BH Loya will raise more questions and leave many of them unanswered unless logical reasons were found in it.

19 Apr 2018


'Judge Loya died of natural causes': SC refuses independent probe

The SC has dismissed a petition for an independent probe in the death of Special CBI Judge BH Loya, who was found dead amid "suspicious" circumstances, his family claimed.

05 Apr 2018


Salman Bhai goes to prison, and Twitter can't handle it

After killing two blackbucks in 1998, Salman Khan is finally going to prison. For five years, if the verdict holds.

22 Jan 2018

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Loya death: Don't cast aspersions on Amit Shah, says SC

On the first hearing on Judge BH Loya's death, the SC said aspersions shouldn't be cast on BJP president Amit Shah, who isn't a party in the case.

20 Jan 2018


CJI Dipak Misra-led bench to hear Judge Loya case

A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra will hear PILs seeking independent probe into the death of CBI judge BH Loya.

15 Jan 2018


Loya's son denies allegations, rebel SC judges return to court

CBI Judge Brijgopal Harkishan Loya's 'suspicious' death was one of the reasons that triggered a rebellion by four SC judges, a first in India.

14 Jan 2018


SC Bar Council: PILs only before CJI or collegium

In a first, four senior-most SC judges slammed Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra for the way he allocated cases and his overall administration of the judiciary.

SC: Issue of CBI Judge BH Loya's death is serious

The Supreme Court has said the mysterious circumstances surrounding special CBI judge BH Loya's death is indeed a "serious matter." Judge Loya was hearing the controversial Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case when he "mysteriously" expired.

12 Jan 2018


In a first, judges urge nation to save Supreme Court

In an extraordinary development, Justice Jasti Chelameswar, the second senior-most SC judge, raised questions on the court's freedom and integrity that he alleged have been thrown into uncertainty.

CBI Judge Loya's death: Bombay HC judges deny anything suspicious

AAP, Congress and CPM leaders and former Delhi HC judge AP Shah have been calling for a judicial probe in the death of CBI Judge Brijgopal Harkishan Loya.

24 Nov 2017


CBI judge Loya's death: CPI(M) demands high-level judicial probe

Amid allegations of foul play in the death of special CBI judge Brijgopal Harkishan Loya in 2014, the CPI(M) has demanded that a high-level judicial probe be conducted.