Uncle Shrinivas wants probe in Judge Loya death case, says Anuj may be “under pressure”

15 January 2018
Courtesy Mridula Chari/ Scroll
Courtesy Mridula Chari/ Scroll

Shrinivas Loya, the 81-year-old paternal uncle of the special CBI judge Brijgopal Harkishan Loya, has said that the judge’s son Anuj Loya is “too young” and likely “under pressure,” after the 21-year-old addressed a press conference in Mumbai on Sunday, 14 January. Anuj claimed in the press conference that there was “no doubt in family” that his father had died a natural death.

Shrinivas, speaking to The Caravan magazine late Sunday night, also said he wanted an inquiry into the death of the judge, who purportedly died of a heart attack in Nagpur, in December 2014.

When asked why Anuj, who appeared in the video recordings of the Mumbai press conference to be referring to a written statement on his lap, would have told the press what he did, Shrinivas said: “Now what should I say. Is he adult enough? He’s just crossed 18. There might be pressure [on him.]”

Anosh Malekar is an award-winning journalist based in Pune, who prefers traveling in rural India and writing about people living on the margins of society. He has worked with publications such as The Week and the Indian Express.

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