Dhanbad judge was hit intentionally by vehicle, CBI tells high court


The federal probe agency CBI has told the Jharkhand High Court that Dhanbad district judge Uttam Anand was intentionally hit by the vehicle in July year. Anand had later succumbed to his injuries.

According to NDTV, the CBI had also hired the services of four forensic teams from Gujarat’s Gandhinagar, Delhi and Mumbai.

A video of Anand being hit by a vehicle in a suspicious manner had stunned everyone prompting Supreme Court Bar Association President Vikas Singh to raise the matter in the country’s top court.

An autorickshaw driver had spotted Judge Anand, who was lying in a pool of blood. He was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital, where succumbed to his injuries.

The three-wheeler that hit Anand was reportedly registered in a woman’s name. The police had arrested two people, identified as Lakhan Verma, the driver, and his helper Rahul Verma.

The Jharkhand High Court had recently expressed its displeasure on the slow pace of the probe in the alleged murder case of Judge Uttam Anand and had asked the CBI to file a status report in the matter.