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Sad Letter Day In India’s History: Congress On SC Dismissal Of Plea In Judge Loya Case

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| April 19 , 2018 , 16:16 IST

The Congress party on Thursday expressed its displeasure at the Supreme Court’s dismissal of the plea seeking special investigation team probe into the death of Justice Loya.

AICC Communications In-charge Randeep Singh Surjewala in a press conference said the verdict of the Supreme Court has left many questions unanswered for all those seeking fair investigation and justice in the death of Judge Loya.

“Today is a 'Sad Letter Day' in India’s history. Judge Brijgopal Harkishan Loya’s suspicious death had anguished and caused concern in large sections of our populace for he was trying the Tulsiram Prajapati/Sohrabuddin encounter case, where one of the accused was none less than BJP National President, Shri Amit Shah.” Surjewala said.

During the press conference, Surjewala questioned the transfer of Justice Utpat after he allegedly reprimanded the accused for not appearing in the court. Justice Loya was posted in his stead and he died in mysterious circumstances, said Surjewala.

He also spoke of the media interview of justice Loya’s sister in which she had alleged that the judge was offered bribes.

Placing multiple apprehensions on record, Surjewala said that the people of India are looking for answers and said the issue of criminality or lack thereof can only be decided through an investigation.

“Judge Loya’s death was even raised by the four senior-most Judges of the Supreme Court in public domain in a press conference. This only proves that even the Supreme Court judges were concerned about the protection of rights and independence of Judiciary.” Surjewala added.

Condemning the statements made by BJP leaders following the dismissal of the plea by SC, Surjewala said, “Congress party was not a petitioner before the Supreme Court. Congress including 14 other political parties raised the issue before the President of India and in people’s court. For a vile BJP to misinterpret SC’s judgement to attack the Congress party reflects their jitteriness and frustration. We reject and condemn the malicious attempts of BJP to misinterpret Supreme Court judgment for finger-pointing.”