Petitioners seek SC-monitored probe into Loya death case Mar 09, 2018 0 39 12345 IANSNew DelhiThe Supreme Court on Thursday was told by one of the petitioners in the Judge BH Loya death case that since there were serious suspicions over the circumstances in which the judge died, the apex court should order a court-monitored independent probe. Referring to the Maharashtra government report that was prepared in a"hurried and cavalier"manner following publication of an article in Caravan magazine in November 2017, Bombay Lawyers Association's lawyer Dushyant Dave told a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra that"there are strong circumstances to show the suspicious character of the report". Senior counsel Dave told the bench -- comprising also Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice DY Chandrachud -- that the report was"pre-conceived and pre-determined"and regretted that"unwittingly the judiciary has been drawn into it". The court was hearing a batch of petitions by activists Tehseen Poonawala, Bombay Lawyers Association, Maharashtra-based journalist Bandhuraj Sambhaji Lone, and others for an independent probe into the Judge Loya's death. Judge Loya was holding trial in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh staged shootout case in which present Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah was an accused. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Hadiya wins on Women's Day as SC upholds marriage Mar 09, 2018 0 344 Probe against jeweller Nirav expanded in PNB fraud case Mar 09, 2018 0 56 Modi calls for movement to end gender discrimination Mar 09, 2018 0 42 Rafale deal win-win but details can't be revealed: Macron IANS New Delhi French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday said the Rafale deal with India was a win-win approach and its details could not be revealed for commercial reasons. "The negotiation was a win-win approach. .. Female slavery survivors unite to back anti-trafficking law Thomson Reuters Foundation NEW DELHI Female survivors of modern slavery are joining forces in India's capital to urge lawmakers to urgently pass a tough new anti-trafficking law that aims to help victims rebuild .. Delhi court to hear Karti's plea against ED today IANS New Delhi Karti Chidambaram, son of senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram, on Thursday moved Delhi High Court seeking quashing of summons issued by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the INX Media money .. Stick to all-party meet decision on Cauvery issue: Stalin to TN govt IANS Chennai DMK leader MK Stalin on Thursday said the official team from Tamil Nadu that will be participating in the talks on the Cauvery river water issue should stick to the decision taken at the all-party meeting held .. BJP not much concerned about peace: Rahul IANS Singapore Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who is on a three-day foreign trip that will also take him to Malaysia, on Thursday said here that India was facing"very serious dangers of polarising society"and accused ..