Jharkhand HC directs immediate probe into Dhanbad judge murder case

New Delhi: The Chief Justice of Jharkhand has taken cognizance of the death of District and Sessions, Judge Uttam Anand, in Dhanbad following the intervention of the country's Chief Justice (CJI) NV Ramana. The Jharkhand High Court on Thursday directed an immediate inquiry into the matter. The court also asked for monitoring of the investigation itself on a day-by-day basis. The high court in its order told the police that the matter would be handed over to the CBI if their investigation was not found satisfactory.

In fact, Supreme Court Bar Association chief Vikas Singh had sought attention from CJI NV Ramana on the Dhanbad judge's death case. To which the CJI said he had spoken to the Chief Justice of Jharkhand high court on Thursday morning. The high court has sent notices to police and district administration officials. A statement issued by the apex court on Thursday said that the Jharkhand Chief Justice has taken cognizance of the case relating to the murder of a judicial officer in Dhanbad and directed the concerned officer to appear before it in the case.

The CCTV footage of the death of District and Sessions Judge Uttam Anand, who went on a morning walk, has revealed to a great extent that he was deliberately hit by the auto. Justice Uttam Anand had taken over as a Judge of Dhanbad six months ago before he was the District and Sessions Judge of Bokaro.

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