New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to file a status report in Jharkhand High Court every week in connection with the case of the alleged killing of Uttam Anand, an additional district and sessions judge in Dhanbad, who was allegedly mowed down by an autorickshaw last month. The apex court also asked the Chief Justice of Jharkhand HC to monitor the case.Also Read - NDA Being Prepared For Admission of Women Cadets, Exams to Start From May: Centre Tells SC
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This comes a day after sleuths of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) recreated the ‘accident’ scene again, within a gap of around 17 hours. Also Read - NEET-SS 2021: Doctors Knock Supreme Court’s Door Challenging 'Abrupt Last-minute Changes' in Exam Pattern
Dhanbad Judge Death Case | What we know so far in the case
- Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on July 31 decided to hand over to the CBI the probe into the hit-and-run case of the 49-year-old judge who died after a heavy autorickshaw veered towards him, hit him from behind and fled the scene. Anand was on a morning jog at that time.
- Yesterday, a CBI team reached the spot along with the auto-rickshaw involved in the incident and the two accused – its driver Lakhand Verma and his associate Rahul Verma – at Randhir Verma Chowk, the spot of the ‘accident’, at 5 am when it had taken place on July 28.
- During recreation of the scene, the fourth day of the CBI’s probe, one person stood at the exact spot where the judge had been hit while Lakhan and Rahul were asked to drive the auto-rickshaw towards him, the police official said. The entire scene recreation episode was video recorded.
- Members of the probe agency had also recreated the scene taking with them the two accused and the vehicle on Saturday afternoon. They had investigated for about four hours at the spot with experts of Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) and collected evidence.
- On Saturday, the CFSL team had brought speed scanner machines and recorded the vehicle’s to find out what may have been the speed of the auto-rickshaw at the time of the incident and that when it fled after hitting the judge. A 20-member team led by Additional Superintendent of Police Vijay Kumar Shukla has been sent by the CBI to probe the death that triggered nationwide outrage.
- On Friday, expressing concern over the incidents of judges getting threats and abusive messages, the Supreme Court Friday said the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and the CBI are not helping the judiciary at all and there is no freedom to a judicial officer to even make such complaints.
(With agency inputs)