ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Death of a Judge

The Supreme Court’s ruling in the Judge Loya case bodes ill for India’s judiciary.

On 19 April, the Supreme Court delivered its verdict in the case of Justice B H Loya’s death, which occurred on 1 December 2014. It concluded that the sessions court judge’s death was from natural causes. Considering the allegations and doubts raised from many quarters, including media reports about the sudden death, this verdict raises more questions.

It was on 12 January 2018, the day on which the petition concerning Judge Loya’s case was first mentioned before the chief justice, that four senior-most judges took the unprecedented step of holding a press conference raising issue with the functioning of the chief justice and the allotment of cases by him. To a pointed question on whether the trigger was Judge Loya’s case, Justice Gogoi (one of the four) replied in the affirmative.

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Updated On : 2nd May, 2018

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