Friday, September 17, 2021

SC issues notice to CBI in Uttam Anand death case, hearing on Monday

CBI probe begins, SIT hands over documents, evidences to CBI team

Dhanbad/New Delhi: The Supreme Court has issued notice to CBI in Judge Uttam Anand’s death case. The matter will be heard by the court on Monday.

While posting the Dhanbad Judge death case for Monday, a SC bench of CJI NV Ramana and Justice Surya Kant observed that judges are being threatened in different parts of the country. He asked the states to file a status report by August 17 on the issue of security to judges and creating a special force for court security and judges.

The SC observed that there have been several incidents in which judges are being harassed and nothing is being done by the agencies to stop this.

Meanwhile, reports from Dhanbad said that the CBI team in Dhanbad has started its probe into the case and has taken over documents and evidences collected by the SIT. It is expected that CBI team would seek remand of the two main accused for interrogation. Brain mapping and narco test too are likely to be done on the accused.

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The 20-member CBI team that arrived in Dhanbad is being led by SSP V K Shukla.

On July 28, Dhanbad Additional District and Sessions Judge VIII Uttam Anand was hit by an auto rickshaw from behind when he was on his morning walk.

A few hours after the incident, when the CCTV footage of the incident came to light, it became evident that the Judge Uttam Anand, who was walking on the left side of the road, was deliberately hit from behind by the auto.

He fell on the side of the road and after hitting him the auto proceeded without stopping.

Next day, the police had seized the auto that hit ADJ from Giridih. The police had also arrested the auto driver L Verma and his accomplice.

Deceased judge’s wife had lodged an FIR in the police station calling the Judge’s death a deliberate murder.

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