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  Metros   Mumbai  15 Jan 2018  Nothing amiss with Loya’s death, says son

Nothing amiss with Loya’s death, says son

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jan 15, 2018, 1:59 am IST
Updated : Jan 15, 2018, 1:59 am IST

When asked whether the family sought any investigation into Loya’s demise, Anuj preferred not to comment.

Anuj Loya held a press conference on Sunday.
 Anuj Loya held a press conference on Sunday.

Mumbai: The family of the late judge Brijgopal Harkishan Loya, who supposedly died due to cardiac arrest in Nagpur on December 1, 2014 where he had gone to attend a wedding, has appealed to everyone that it has no doubts regarding his demise. Last year, a long-form narrative journalism magazine published a report stating that Loya’s family members claimed that the 48-year-old’s death was suspicious. Loya was presiding over a special CBI court in Mumbai, where he was hearing a case related to the alleged extra-judicial murder of an ‘extortionist’ Sohrabuddin Sheikh by the Gujarat police, in which Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah was one of the accused.

Addressing the media in a press conference on Sunday evening in Mumbai, Loya’s son Anuj and retired district judge K.B. Katke, who was also present at the event, said that the family was being harassed by NGOs, lawyers and activists who want to take advantage of the issue. Anuj requested them not to pursue the matter and leave the family alone. When asked whether the family sought any investigation into Loya’s demise, Anuj preferred not to comment.

“There was some suspicion surrounding the demise of my father due to emotional turmoil, but now it is clear. I was 17 at that time and did not understand anything at the time,” said Anuj. He further said that the video that his grandfather and aunt had released after his father’s death was done due to their emotional state of mind but now “they are satisfied that nothing was amiss in the death of his father”.

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