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CBI takes over probe into Dhanbad judge Uttam Anand's death in hit-and-run incident

06:52 PM Aug 04, 2021 | PTI

New Delhi: The CBI has taken over the investigation into the death of Dhanbad judge Uttam Anand who was mowed down by a vehicle while on morning jog on July 28, officials said on Wednesday.

They said the agency has received the Jharkhand government's request, routed through the Centre, to investigate the matter.

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Sources said according to the laid down procedure, the agency has taken over the Dhanbad Police FIR in the matter.

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Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on last Saturday had decided to hand over the probe into the hit-and-run case of the 49-year-old Dhanbad judge to the Central Bureau of Investigation.

CCTV footage showed that the judge was jogging on one side of a fairly wide road at Randhir Verma Chowk early when a heavy auto-rickshaw veered towards him, hit him from behind and fled.

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