The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday registered a case to investigate the death of Dhanbad judge Uttam Anand who was allegedly mowed down by an autorickshaw in Jharkhand’s Dhanbad.
CBI registered the case at the request of the Jharkhand government and further notification from the government of India and has taken over the investigation. The case in matter was earlier registered by Dhanbad police.
On July 28, Uttam Anand was allegedly killed after a vehicle hit him near the Magistrate Colony, Dhanbad. Two people involved in the alleged killing were arrested, and the vehicle used for the crime was seized.
The CCTV footage of the incident has gone viral on social media since then.
#Jharkhand : Look how additional district & sessions Judge, Dhanbad #UttamAnand was murdered.
An auto intentionally went to the side of road and hit him. #Adheera #Dhanbad #HemantSoren pic.twitter.com/Su1fFqS1dW
— raaj kumar (@raaj_kheda) July 29, 2021
The accused, identified as Lakhan Kumar Verma and Rahul Verma, confessed to the crime, said Amol Vinukant Homkar, Inspector General (Ops).
On July 30, the Supreme Court took Suo Motu cognizance of the killing after which a day later, the Jharkhand government recommended a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the killing of the judge.