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Supreme Court Row: Stop Politicising The Internal Issues Of Judiciary, BJP Advices Congress

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| January 13 , 2018 , 13:23 IST

January 12, 2018, marked a historical moment when four top Supreme Court judges addressed a press conference questioning the procedure of case allocation by the Chief Justice of India. The cryptic allegations made by Justices Jasti Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph left the entire political system in frenzy.

While the ruling party has tried to steer clear on any controversy relating to the matter, Congress President addressed a full-fledged press conference on Friday evening expressing his fear over the sword hanging on India's democratic system and demanded a proper investigation into the death of Judge Brij Gopal Loya.

Following the opposition party issued a two-page statement asking the Supreme Court judges to discuss the points put forward by four judges of the Apex court jointly, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra accused Congress of politicising the issue and advised the party to not take this as a political opportunity for themselves.

"None of us should politicise issues of the judiciary and this is an advice to Congress party. The people of this country are watching Congress party exposing itself," the BJP said.

Notably, the topmost priority complaint in the list of accusations made by the four SC judges pertained to the death of Justice Loya, who died when he was hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh alleged fake encounter case of 2005. The case also had BJP president Amit Shah as one of the culprits who was accused in the case.

Describing the allegation made as "extremely important", Rahul Gandhi requested for a "proper" investigation "from the highest level of the Supreme Court". The Congress President went on to instigate the Apex Court for addressing the issue. However, BJP criticised the party for demanding probe on the case, in which a petition is already pending.

"Politics by political parties of the country, outside the judicial purview, trying to drag issues which are internal to the judiciary and politicise that is something which should not be attempted," BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said, adding, "The Congress party has attempted the same, it has tried its best to politicise internal issues of judiciary. And we firmly believe that this is wrong."