Judge Loya death: Plea in apex court for contempt case against Congress chief Rahul Gandhi

Published: January 19, 2018 - 18:26

Supreme Court advocate Ajay Agarwal on January 19, moved a petition to initiate suo motu contempt proceedings against Congress president Rahul Gandhi under Article 129 (court of record) of the Constitution for allegedly raising the issue of Judge B H Loya's death in spite of the fact that the four senior judges of the apex court had not mentioned it in their news conference against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra.

 Agarwal claimed in his petition that Rahul Gandhi held a news conference in the evening of 12th January, 2018, after the media interaction by the Supreme Court's four senior most judges and raised the issue of the death of Judge BH Loya, who was presiding over the trial in the Sheikh Sohrabuddin alleged fake encounter case.

Agarwal contended that in the entire media interaction, the four judges did not say a word on the judge Loya death case. But Rahul Gandhi, on the basis of the judges' news conference, had raised the judge Loya death case in their name.

The petition sought a direction to the Attorney General of India to give his consent for initiation of contempt proceedings and appropriate action against Rahul Gandhi for his alleged statements and remarks.