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Jharkhand HC takes Suo Motu notice of demise of Justice Uttam Anand

Lawstreet Journal 4 Aug 2021 1:34am

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The Jharkhand High Court has recently taken suo moto cognizance of the gruesome murder of Uttam Anand, a Dhanbad district Additional District Judge (ADJ), who had been smashed by a four-wheeled vehicle in broad daylight on July 28th (Wednesday).

The bench, led by Chief Justice Dr. Ravi Ranjan, has issued a directive requiring the Dhanbad SSP to appear in court on July 29th (Thursday).

Judge Anand went out for an early stroll near the Magistrate Colony in Dhanbad when a car ‘intentionally struck” him, according to CCTV evidence.

The image of an anonymous individual on a four-wheeler shortly before and after the event is captured on CCTV footage. He's thought to be one of the perpetrators of a suspected foul play.

Supreme Court Bar Association President Vikas Singh took the terrible event to the Supreme Court's notice in morning, demanding a CBI probe. The matter has been picked up by the Jharkhand High Court, according to the Chief Justice of India.

According to the authorities, the CCTV evidence clearly shows that the car hit him on purpose. The car was discovered to be stolen after an inspection.

Judge Anand had previously rejected the bail pleas of two gangsters in Dhanbad town, where he had been overseeing several cases of mafia killings. A murder case against MLA Sanjeev Singh's close associate Ranjay Singh was also underway in his court.

Other Facts regarding the Incident: 

Senior superintendent of police (SSP), Dhanbad, Sanjiv Kumar, told the media PTI that the arrests have been… Continue Reading...

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