Is it not more urgent to investigate the four Supreme Court judges’ disquiet than to make noises of disapproval about their alleged breach of conduct?
The bench, which was hearing two PILs seeking an independent probe into the death of Judge Loya, adjourned the hearing for after a week without specifying any dates.
Shrinivas Loya also said he wanted an inquiry into the death of the judge.
“Democracy won’t survive without a free judiciary.”
Three years later, with claims and counter-claims over the judge’s death piling up, the son’s plea for an independent investigation might well be the only way to settle this matter one way or another.
A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud today took note of the submission seeking urgent hearing on the plea for a probe into the case.
“A judicial probe at this point, at least to respond to the queries of raised by the family, and to uphold the image of the judiciary in the eyes of the people of India, is absolutely necessary.”
The CBI special court judge said considering the “sensational” nature of the case, he will not allow the “media to make publication of any of the proceeding during the trial”.
Urmilesh discuses The Caravan magazine’s story on judge Loya’s death and conflicting reports in the Indian Express and NDTV with Hartosh Singh Bal, political editor of The Caravan, and RTI activist Anjali Bharadwaj.