SC order in judge Loya case shows judiciary cannot be misled: Rajnath

SC order in judge Loya case shows judiciary cannot be misled: Rajnath

New Delhi: Noting that the Supreme Court verdict rejecting the plea for a probe into the death of Judge B H Loya is a clear indication that the judiciary cannot be “misled” by allegations based on political vendetta, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday came down heavily on “several attempts” to target the BJP and its top leaders through “fake” cases.
Posting a series of tweets, Singh said, “It is extremely unfortunate that there have been several attempts of targeting the BJP and assassinating the character of its top leaders on the basis of fake facts. These attempts have failed miserably once again.” He said the Supreme Court order has also raised serious questions on the intention of filing such PILs.
“The Supreme Court has also cautioned against the misuse of courts in political tug of war. The SC verdict gives a clear message that the judiciary cannot be misled by allegations based on political vendetta,” the Minister said in another tweet.
The Supreme Court today dismissed pleas seeking an independent probe into the death of the special CBI judge and ruled that he died of natural causes and noted that the petitions were a serious attempt to scandalise and obstruct the course of justice.
Loya had died of cardiac arrest in Nagpur on December 1, 2014 when he had gone to attend the wedding of a colleague’s daughter. But his death had come under spotlight in November last year after media reports quoting his sister.