A letter, asking for a special investigation team probe into the affair, was signed by 114 MPs from opposition parties and submitted to the President.
The move comes on a day when Chief Justice Dipak Misra heard a plea seeking a SIT probe into the circumstances of Judge Loya's mysterious death that took place in 2014.
Opposition leaders outside Rashtrapati Bhawan.
"Efforts are also afoot to derail investigations and trials in sensitive criminal cases, thereby subverting the cause of justice", they said.
"We just want to have a proper investigation done by an independent structure that gives us the outcome".
Rahul Gandhi further said that "There have been two other suspicious deaths, naming two other individuals whose deaths, the Congress has alleged, are connected to the Judge Loya case". In Sohrabuddin Sheikh staged shoot out case, the now, BJP president Amit Shah was one of the accused but later discharged in the case.
He pointed out that the judges who were with Loya at the time of his demise have already given statements that the death was natural but premature.
"Loya's father and sister have revealed that he was being pressurised by none other than the then Chief Justice of Bombay High Court to render a decision in favour of the accused". In return the deceased judge was offered ₹100 crore and a flat or land in Mumbai. "For the Bombay High Court not to do so is a matter of grave concern".
Following Jaising, senior advocate PS Surendranath and advocate Resmitha Chandran representing the All India Lawyers Union (AILU) batted for an SIT probe and pleaded that judges hearing important cases involving people of political and executive importance be provided with "Z" category security. They felt that a judge of the special CBI (court) has died under suspicious circumstances. "Srikant Khandalkara, a public-spirited lawyer in Nagpur, allegedly fell from a high-rise building in the District Court on November 29, 2015 and Prakash Thombre, a retired District Judge, allegedly died on May 16, 2016 falling from the upper berth in a train", according to the memorandum.
Noting that the case diary was the most "crucial" document to ascertain the veracity of the sequence of events, she said police claimed that ECG was done on Loya at a hospital, but the report has not been filed before the court. "What is required is a thorough investigation through a team of independent officers selected and monitored by the Supreme Court", the memorandum said.
The investigation should not be entrusted to either the CBI or the NIA, given their track record, the MPs said. Also, the memorandum read that "Such a procedure will ensure the credibility of the institution in the eyes of the public".