If the questions raised by Judge Loya’s family had surfaced earlier, both the Bombay high court and the Supreme Court may have come to a different conclusion on the appeal.
Four days after an investigative report in The Caravan, most media houses have shied away from reporting on the story.
The DIG-rank officer was arrested in 2007 in connection with the alleged fake encounter of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, believed to be linked to Lashkar-e-Taiba.
Social activist Harsh Mander had sought the quashing of the December 2014 order of a Mumbai sessions court, which gave BJP president Amit Shah a clean chit in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case.
The court’s rejection of the recent use of Article 356 is a reminder that there is no alternative to strictly adhering to the constitutionally laid down procedures.
The Ministry of Home Affairs suspended the Lawyers Collective’s registration on June 1.
The rationale given to justify the death of Sohrabuddin Sheikh is that he was a terror suspect, but what was his wife Kausar Bi’s crime?
The constant resurrection of the Ishrat Jahan case, and the dubious arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar and other JNU students have played out like a re-run of the Narendra Modi-Amit Shah method of dealing with dissent and challenges.