In the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, BJP President Amit Shah along with Rajasthan Home Minister Gulabchand Kataria, Rajasthan-based businessman Vimal Patni, former Gujarat police chief P C Pande, Additional Director General of Police Geeta Johri and Gujarat police officers Abhay Chudasama and N K Amin have already been discharged.
"Indians are deeply intelligent. The truth has its own way of catching up with people like him", he tweeted.
The petitions were a serious attempt to scandalise and obstruct the course of justice, the court said.
Tiwari said several leaders, including Gandhi and Kejriwal, were at the forefront of attacking the BJP and "dragging" the name of the party's national president in the case. Reacting on the judgement, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, the Supreme Court order has sent out a clear message that the judiciary can not be misled by allegations based on political vendetta. Referring to the controversial press conference of the four Supreme Court's judges earlier this year, Mr Jaitley said that if intimidatory tactics of institution disruptors and the impeachment motion are threats to judicial independence, the single greatest threat is the divided court itself.
Jaitley said the 114-page judgment in Judge Loya death case, pronounced on Thursday by Justice D Y Chandrachud on behalf of the three-judge bench of Supreme Court "exposes every fact of the conspiracy" to generate falsehood as propaganda in public and political space. "Now, Rahul Gandhi should apologise to the people of the country, as the Congress has tried to create such an environment that maligned the image of judiciary and created a negative feeling for the Government", he said.
"This dismissal or rejection of all the petitions is very unfortunate. Whether cross-examination should be allowed has to be determined by the court having regard to the interests of justice", the bench said.
Party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said it is unfortunate that the death of a judge is a matter for celebration for the BJP. The suspicious circumstances in which Loya died, was a matter of deep concern for those who have faith in the judiciary.
The verdict condemned the belated oral request made by advocate Prashant Bhushan to Justices Chandrachud and Khanwilkar to recuse from the case as "they may have known the judicial officers who have submitted statements or Justices Bhushan Gavai and S.B. Shukre".