Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said that that he could not sleep the whole night after reading about the death of judge Loya, who was presiding over the case related fake encounter with Amit Shah as a prime accused.
Speaking at book lunch event in Delhi, Kejriwal said, “”After reading story on Justice Loya’s death, I could not sleep in d night. There should be a thorough investigation into the circumstances of his death & strict punishment.”
The Delhi chief minister said that the democracy could not protected if the country was unable to protect its judges. He demanded a thorough investigation into the circumstances of the CBI Judge Loya’s death and strict punishment should be handed out to those responsible no matter how power the individuals were.
“If we cannot protect the judges of the country, we cannot protect democracy,” he said.
Judge Brijgopal Harkishan Loya was hearing the fake encounter case against Amit Shah, who also had to serve time in jail before being released. Loya was later found dead in mysterious circumstances while attending a wedding in Nagpur between the night of 30 November and the early morning of 1 December 2014.
A news website, in its first part published on Monday had cast doubts on Loya’s death, which was described to be due to heart attack.
The sister of the judge had later said that the then Bombay High Court Chief Justice Mohit Shah allegedly made an offer of Rs 100 crore to her brother fabourable judgement.
She added that Loya confided in her that Mohit Shah, who served as the chief justice of the Bombay High Court between June 2010 and September 2015, offered Loya a bribe of Rs 100 crore for a favourable judgment. According to her, Mohit Shah “would call him late at night to meet in civil dress and pressure him to issue the judgment as soon as possible and to ensure that it is a positive judgment.” According to Biyani, “My brother was offered a bribe of 100 crore in return for a favourable judgment. Mohit Shah, the chief justice, made the offer himself.”