New Delhi, Jan 20: Days after four top Supreme Court judges took on the functioning of the Supreme Court and case allocation, a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra is scheduled to hear Justice BH Loya “sudden” death case. The judges are expected to hear the petitions seeking an independent probe into Judge Loya’s Death.
Earlier, the case was assigned for Justice Arun Mishra’s bench. The new bench will now include CJI Dipak Misra, Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice DY Chandrachud.
Notably, son of judge BH Loya had said that his father died of natural causes and not in suspicious circumstances. He also added that he didn’t have doubts about the way Judge Loya died. “Earlier my grandfather and aunt had some doubts about his death, which they shared. But now neither of them has any doubts,” Judge Loya’s son Anuj had said.
On January 12, four-senior judges – Justice J Chelameswar, Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Madan Lokur and Justice Kurian Joseph – in an unprecedented move, took on the functioning of the apex court alleging irregularities and the Chief Justice of India (CJI) for being unresponsive to their frequent requests.
“Administration of the Supreme Court is not in order. Many things less than desirable have happened in the last few months. We owe a responsibility to the institution and the nation. We tried to collectively persuade the Chief Justice that certain things are not in order and remedial measures are necessary. Unfortunately, our efforts have failed in convincing the Chief Justice of India to take steps to protect this institution,” Justice Chelameswar said at the press conference.
Despite the conference, there was no change in the composition of the bench.