Oppn MPs meet Prez, seek SC-led probe into Loya case

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"Two more suspicious deaths have happened", said Rahul after meeting the President.

The opposition said only a Supreme Court-monitored SIT could resolve the issue and ruled out an investigation by the CBI or the NIA.

The memorandum submitted to the President read that "To uphold the majesty of law, we request you to intervene in the matter. We got a positive response from the President", he told mediapersons.

According to the news reported in Hindustan Times, a memorandum has been signed by MP's 114 MP's from 15 parties which include DMK, SP, Congress, AAP, RJD, Muslim league, AIUDF, CPI, CPM and others.

The memorandum also mentioned that two confidants of Loya - lawyer Shrikant Khandalkar and retired district judge Prakash Thombre - also died under suspicious circumstances.

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"Many MPs from both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha felt discomfort over the fact that a judge died under suspicious circumstances and also feel that the matter should be probed and an SIT should be formed". And it is owed to that judge and his family that the investigation should be done properly and effectively.

On being asked for the reason to approach the President while the case is being heard by the Supreme Court, Kapil Sibal, who accompanied the delegation said that there is no investigation by the apex court. Rahul said, "We feel that there is suspicion in all these three cases".

The Supreme Court is hearing a public interest litigation that seeks an independent probe into judge Loya's case.

On December 1, 2014, Judge Loya, who was hearing the sensitive Sohrabuddin Shaikh fake encounter case, died of cardiac arrest, when he had gone to attend the wedding of a colleague's daughter. "It is in the interest of the people of the country we need independent investigation", Left's D Raja said. In their letter to the President, the Opposition MPs cited recent revelations regarding Judge Loya, which, they said, point to how he was allegedly being "pressurised by none other than the then Chief Justice of Bombay High Court to give a decision in favour of the accused".

"Such a procedure will ensure the credibility of the institution in the eyes of the public". "We don't believe in the CBI or the NIA", he said.

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