Judge Loya was hearing the case of the staged shootout of Sohrabuddin Sheikh. The Judge Loya case was one of many contentious issues+ brought up in the January 13 press conference by the four Justices. He also asked media and other to not politicized his father's death, telling the media that he had been in turmoil after his death and could not think to make proper decisions at that time. This has indeed been one of the most worrying part of the whole situation, which is why the case has become public so quickly and doesn't seem to have any end for now.
Currently, cases are marked as per the roster notified by the Supreme Court registry.
The bench said that the "appropriate bench" would hear the petitions filed by Congress leader Tehseen Poonawalla and Maharashtra journalist BS Lone. Highly-placed sources explained that in Justice Chelameswar's absence, further talks were not possible and it was likely that the CJI may "break the ice" on Thursday. The petitions were mentioned on Friday before a bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra which ordered, "on mentioning, the matter is taken on Board". They said though they wrote a seven-page letter to the CJI two months ago (on the allocation of work), he had not acted on it.
In an interesting development that could play a crucial role in ending the rift in the Supreme Court, the important case of Judge BG Loya's death will now be heardon Monday by a three-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra.
Responding to Misra's suggestion during the last meeting that they formulate a solution to the points raised at their extraordinary press conference on January 12, the four judges offered a draft proposal to him.
In the encounter case, the BJP president along with Rajasthan home minister Gulabchand Kataria, Rajasthan-based businessman Vimal Patni, former Gujarat police chief PC Pande, additional director general of police Geeta Johri and Gujarat police officers Abhay Chudasama and NK Amin, have already been discharged.
On January 16, the matter was heard by a two-judge bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Mohan M Shantanagoudar which adjourned the matter by a week without fixing any date to hear it.