Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has aired his views following the Supreme Court's judgment dismissing all petitions that had challenged the 'natural death' angle in Judge Loya's death and had sought an independent probe in the matter.
The Home Minister raised his strong objection to the 'misuse' of the judiciary for political purposes. Here's what he said:
"Not only have all PILs filed over Justice Loya's death been dismissed, but also, the intent behind the PILs has been questioned. The court has also voiced its objection to misusing the judiciary over political matters. This judgment is not only welcomed, but also sends a serious message that by levelling allegations for political purposes, the judiciary can't be misled."
"On basis of false allegations, the BJP and its leaders have been targeted and an attempt has been made to defame them. And I believe that attempt has failed once again. It has been made clear that the judiciary can't be made a forum for political battles."
Almost at the same time as Rajnath Singh made the above statement, the Congress held a news briefing where it continued to raise questions, with Randeep Surjewala placing on record what he called "valid apprehensions and questions surrounding Judge Loya's death".
Earlier, the BJP had sought Rahul Gandhi's apology, calling him the invisible hand that is trying to settle a political rivalry and for attempting to defame Amit Shah and PM Modi.
The Supreme Court, while dismissing the petitions, had called them a 'vested interest litigation.'
Justice DY Chandrachud while pronouncing the judgement said that there is no reason to doubt statements of 4 judges who were with Judge Loya in his final hours.
"There is no shred of doubt that Justice Loya died of natural causes", the bench had said.
"Frivolous petitions should not be encouraged. Petitioners tried to make it seem like they were for the investigation but are against the judiciary," added the apex court.