Superintendent of Police S Anand said that following the orders of the court, a case has been registered against 18 policemen at Jalalabad, and the crime branch will conduct a probe.
Another prosecution witness in the cases of encounters of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Tulsiram Prajapati today turned hostile before a special CBI court here, taking the number of such witnesses to 58.
The apex court said that there is no merit in the filed petitions and there is no reason to doubt the statements of sitting judges.
Just before the conference, the Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Mishra took up the petitions requesting for an independent probe into the death of Justice Loya, who was hearing the Sohrabuddin S
Judge Loya's suspicious death: SC terms allegations serious, seeks autopsy report, records from Maharashtra government
The Supreme Court sought a response from Maharashtra government on pleas seeking an independent probe into it.
A friend of justice Loya's son claims that the family is under pressure and Anuj had told him to inform the media, or someone who could help out, in case anything happened to him.
The police in Nagpur have reportedly started the informal inquiries into the death after The Caravan story broke.
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Brijgopal Harkishan Loya's relatives have questioned the circumstances surrounding the judge’s sudden death and post mortem conducted without their permission, hinting at foul play.
The three officials were discharged on the ground that the CBI had failed to get prior sanction or the special permission to prosecute them and hence, they could not be prosecuted.
Justice Mohite-Dere also gave oral instructions to the CBI counsel to refrain from framing of charges against any accused persons in the case until October 12, next date of hearing in the High Court.