CJI Dipak Misra to hear Judge Loya case on Monday

CJI Dipak Misra to hear Judge Loya case on Monday

CJI Dipak Misra to hear Judge Loya case on Monday

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra has taken the case of controversial mysterious death of Mumbai's Special CBI judge Brijgopal H Loya for hearing by his Bench on Monday since Justice Arun Mishra recused last Tuesday.

The reassigning of the case to the chief justice's court is being seen as an effort to assuage the concerns of the four dissenting judges.

The two PILs, which were heard two times briefly by Justices Arun Mishra and Justices Mohan M Shantagoundar earlier, were on January 16 directed to be posted before an "appropriate bench".

They had pleaded with the country to save the constitution as they felt that not everything was right in the working of the court and how the cases were handed to the justices.

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Besides that, the apex court will also hear the review petition filed by the Nirbhaya gangrape convicts. "The judges come from various backgrounds and carry with them years of experience in the HCs and as chief justices of a state".

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Since that day, continuous efforts are being made by members of the judiciary to heal the rift and settle the issues flagged by the four senior judges.

The two public interest litigations (PILs) demand an independent probe into the death of Judge Loya.

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Three judges, who, in order of seniority, stand a chance of becoming the CJI were asked by Justice Misra to be present during the talks because the issue raised by the four judges relates to the administrative function of the office of the CJI, the people explained.

Chief Justice Misra, as the master of the roster, has chose to hear the case himself. Last week, Mishra delivered a lecture to the most senior four SC judges about dividing the court along the lines of senior and junior ranks.

At the presser, the judges had admitted to speaking to their chief beforehand on numerous occasions.

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