CBI Probe Into Death of Dhanbad Judge: Two Accused Charged With Murder

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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday, 20 October, filed a charge sheet against auto-rickshaw driver Lakhan Verma and his helper Rahul Verma in the murder case of Dhanbad Additional District Judge (ADJ) Uttam Anand.

The duo, according to NDTV, have been charged with murder, as well as with a law against the disappearance of evidence and giving false information.

They had been arrested a day after an auto-rickshaw ran over the judge on 28 July.

Background

Earlier in September, the CBI had informed the Jharkhand High Court that they are “inquiring the death from every angle”.

“No angle will left while investigating the probe,” the CBI had told the court.

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ADJ Uttam Anand was killed on 28 July in what was initially thought to have been an accident in Jharkhand's Dhanbad. The deceased, who was hit by a tempo, while jogging near the Randhir Verma Chowk in the city, was later suspected to have been murdered.

On 30 July, a Supreme Court bench led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana had taken suo motu cognisance of the death of the Jharkhand judge, and asked the state chief secretary and the police chief to submit a report on the progress of the investigation within one week.

(With inputs from NDTV)

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