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Procedure after judge Loya's death violated criminal code, SC told



 New Delhi, Feb 9: The Supreme Court on Friday was told that the procedure followed by police in the wake of Special CBI Judge B.H. Loya’s death and the circumstances surrounding it was in breach of the criminal code that requires police to either lodge an FIR and file a closure report.

Telling the bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M.Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y.Chandrachud that the procedure followed to inquire into the death of judge Loya in Nagpur was in violation of Section 174 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, senior counsel Indira Jaising took the court to the contradictions and discrepancies in the report submitted by Maharashtra government. Pointing to the lacunae in the police probe after Loya’s death on December 1, 2014, she said that he had no clinical history of cardiovascular or any other ailments like hypertension or diabetes or any other disease. He was a teetotaller and led an active life playing tennis every day for two hours, the court was told. (IANS)