Dhanbad judge murder: SC's tough stand, demands report from Jharkhand govt in 1 week

Ranchi: The Supreme Court has taken cognizance of the death of Dhanbad District and Sessions Judge Uttam Anand of Jharkhand and sought an inquiry report from the Jharkhand government through the chief secretary and DGP within a week. A bench of the country's Chief Justice (CJI) NV Ramana and Justice Suryakant said that several cases of assault on judicial officers and lawyers inside and outside the court premises have come to light, who want to address the larger issue of security of judicial officers in the country.

The Supreme Court said that it is the duty of the states to protect judicial officers and lawyers so that judicial officers act freely and fearlessly while trying to get justice. The court said it will consider issuing notices to all states on the next date of hearing.

On the matter, CJI NV Ramana said the unfortunate incident took place on Wednesday where ADJ was hit by an auto-rickshaw. The gruesome incident was reported fiercely in newspapers and social media, the Chief Justice of Jharkhand high court had taken cognizance of the incident on Thursday. After which the police are investigating the case.

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