Rahul Gandhi Is Wrong in Amit Shah Case on Judge Loya’s Death

Congress President Rahul Gandhi addresses the media after meeting the President to demand an investigation into Judge Loya's death.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi addresses the media after meeting the President to demand an investigation into Judge Loya’s death.

A Supreme Court order has stated that no further investigation is needed in the death of CBI court judge B. H. Loya.

By Rakesh Raman

You can’t stop Congress president Rahul Gandhi if he wants to live in a fool’s paradise. Gandhi said Thursday that Indians are deeply intelligent.

“Most Indians, including those in the BJP, instinctively understand the truth about Amit Shah. The truth has its own way of catching up with people like him,” Gandhi tweeted without giving the basis for his vague assertion.

He was referring to a Supreme Court order on Thursday which stated that no further investigation is needed in the death of CBI court judge B. H. Loya.

Loya was handling the Sohrabuddin Shah encounter case in which Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah was the main accused.

Although Rahul Gandhi said that Indians are intelligent and they understand the truth, he is awfully wrong in his assessment.

Most Indians, in fact, are foolish to the core. Their level of understanding is so low that they cannot make out between right and wrong. And such foolish Indians vote in all elections of India and elect criminals to become their rulers.

If Indians are “intelligent” as Gandhi believes, they wouldn’t have elected Narendra Modi in 2014 Lok Sabha election. Although Indian courts exonerated Modi, he is largely believed to be responsible for the Gujarat riots of 2002 in which more than 2,000 Muslims were murdered while Modi was the state’s Chief Minister. The less said about the Indian courts, the better.

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Role of Indian Courts

Gandhi must understand how the Indian courts work. Many judges in India cannot dare to work against Modi or his party colleagues such as Amit Shah. Those who dared are either removed from their positions or they simply die in mysterious circumstances.

As the courts and top judges are completely controlled by the government, a few judges recently protested openly against the shady working of the Supreme Court of India.

They were particularly concerned about the mysterious death of judge Loya who was investigating the criminal case in which Amit Shah was an accused. It is largely believed that the Modi government has influenced the courts to get Amit Shah off the hook.

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A couple of months ago, when courts were reluctant (or scared) to take up Loya case, a 15-party opposition delegation submitted a letter to the President of India Ram Nath Kovind, seeking an investigation into judge Loya’s death. But as it was expected, nothing happened because Kovind is also believed to be Modi’s own man.

Judge Loya Case

Earlier, an Indian publication named The Caravan had published a series of reports about the death of judge Loya. Reported by journalist Niranjan Takle, the reports suggested that judge Loya had died in mysterious conditions three years ago, although his death was shown as a simple case of heart attack.

As a CBI judge in a special court of Mumbai, Loya was hearing a controversial case of the alleged ‘fake encounter’ killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh in 2005.

In this case, the prime accused Amit Shah was Gujarat’s home minister at the time of Sohrabuddin’s killing. It was alleged that Sohrabuddin was killed at the behest of Amit Shah who was the home minister when Modi was Gujarat’s chief minister.

A Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra decreed Thursday that Loya’s death with murder allegations on Amit Shah will not be investigated further and the Court dismissed the petitions asking for an independent probe into the case.

Prashant Bhushan – a leading lawyer and social activist – who was trying for a special investigation in the judge Loya death case, said Thursday that the Supreme Court judgment rejecting petitions for an independent investigation is wrong. “It’s a black day for the (Supreme Court) institution,” Bhushan said.

Meanwhile, a few opposition parties led by Congress are planning to move a motion in the Rajya Sabha for the removal of Chief Justice Dipak Misra. They are expected to meet today the Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu who is also the chairperson of the Rajya Sabha (RS) to submit a letter signed by more than 60 RS members for the removal of Chief Justice Misra.

Since Naidu is also a BJP leader and friend of Modi, the opposition parties’ attempt to get Misra removed will go futile.

By Rakesh Raman, who is a national award-winning journalist and social activist. He is the founder of a humanitarian organization RMN Foundation which is working in diverse areas to help the disadvantaged and distressed people in the society.

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