Death of Judge: HC asks CBI to undertake probe in professional manner

Ranchi: The Jharkhand High Court on Thursday expressed its dissatisfaction over the ongoing CBI probe into the killing of Additional district and sessions judge Uttam Anand.

The court of Chief Justice Dr Ravi Ranhan and Justice SN Prasad directed the CBI to speed up the investigation and look into all the aspects of the case. The bench said that Supreme Court has trusted the High Court and has directed it to monitor the probe therefore all aspects of the case will be probed therefore CBI should do a professional investigation.

During the hearing, the court expressed its dissatisfaction over the progress in the case and sought answers on various points from the investigating officer of the case. The court asked as to whether a team of the FSL was sent to the spot where the autorickshaw had hit the judge or not over which the court was informed that FSL report was awaited.

The court once again directed the state government to hold a review over the security being provided to the judges of the state and especially those who are looking after sensitive issues. The court has directed the CBI to submit the next progress report on August 20 in a sealed envelope and the investigating officer of the case was also asked to be present in the court.

Judge Uttam Anand was killed after being hit by an autorickshaw on his way to a morning walk near Randhir Verma Chowk on July 28. Later the state government had transferred the case to CBI.

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