Supreme Court's official website hacked by suspected Brazilian hackers

Posted April 20, 2018

Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court's verdict regarding the rejection of pleas seeking Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe in Judge Loya's death case.

"Indians are deeply intelligent".

Refuting the BJP's allegations that the Congress party was behind the petitions filed in the matter in the Supreme Court, Mr Surjewala said, "BJP's attempts to make false political capital out of Supreme Court judgement must be condemned".

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Taking similar lines, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said, "People who have been politicizing the judiciary for their own motives, now stand exposed".

In the high-profile Sohrabuddin case, Amit Shah 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.

"The Congress has always promoted one family and when they are out of power they hatch such conspiracies", he said. Original petitioners before the court were Bombay Advocates Association. "There is no reason to doubt the consistent statements by judges who accompanied Judge Loya to Nagpur". "The CPI-M holds that the matter should be reviewed by a larger bench of the Supreme Court", it added.

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Terming the judgment a "sad letter day" in India's history, Congress media-in-charge Randeep Surjewala said the court verdict has left many questions unanswered. "Business rivalries and political rivalries should be settled outside", the top court said. Singh also said that the apex court's order had also raised serious questions on the intention of filing such PILs.

Though judge Loya died on December 1, 2014, the controversy surrounding his death surfaced in November 2017 when news magazine Caravan published two articles raising doubts on the theory that Loya died a natural death.

Deploring the role played by Bhushan in the case, justice DY Chandrachud, who authored the judgment on behalf of the three-judge bench, said, "Prashant Bhushan adopted a dual mantle and went to the length of personally collecting evidence to bolster the case".

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The Supreme Court website crashed after being allegedly hacked by some hackers in Brazil. It said that with these petitions it becomes clear that "a real attempt and frontal attack" was made on the independence of the judiciary and the present case was a manifestation to carry forward a personal agenda.