He dubbed the judges' press conference as "shocking", while alleging that attempts were being made to make the judiciary "deaf and dumb".
Judge Loya, who was hearing a case relating to the killing of gangster Sohrabuddin Sheikh in an alleged fake shootout in which BJP chief Amit Shah was named an accused (later discharged), died of cardiac arrest in 2014.
"Even if these four face some action, it must not be done with a biased mindset", he said.
An unprecedented face-off in the Supreme Court (SC) continued to spark political reactions on Saturday, as the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) called for a presidential intervention and the Shiv Sena asked the government to not interfere in the dispute. "Is someone trying to make the judiciary dumb and deaf?" he asked. "But that does not mean the government takes the judiciary for granted".
Mr Thackeray demanded that an inquiry should be conducted in the death of CBI judge Loya who was handling the Soharabuddin encounter case.
Questioning the timing of President Ram Nath Kovind's visit to the city tomorrow, Thackeray sought to know what pressing engagements he had here when the apex court was facing a crisis. Let the judiciary do its work", he said, adding, "The judges should be appreciated for what they did. "Why is the President coming to the Mumbai?". Justice Chelameswar, the second senior judge after Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra had said, "sometimes administration of the Supreme Court is not in order, and many things which are less than desirable have happened in the last few months".
The four senior-most SC judges-Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, M B Lokur and Kurian Joseph-had yesterday said that the situation in the top court was "not in order" and many "less than desirable" things have taken place.