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FPJ Legal: Dhanbad judge was deliberately hit by autorickshaw, CBI tells Jharkhand High Court

03:11 PM Sep 23, 2021 | FPJ Web Desk

The CBI told the Jharkhand High Court that Dhanbad district judge Uttam Anand, who was killed in July after being run over by an autorickshaw while on a morning jog, was intentionally hit, reports NDTV.

According to India Today, the court expressed concern over the issue and said that this was the first time that a judge was deliberately killed. "If the matter is not resolved at the earliest it will be detrimental to the legal system," the court said.

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Dhanbad District Judge Uttam Anand was killed after being hit by a speeding autorickshaw during his morning walk.

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CCTV footage showed that the judge, Uttam Anand, was jogging on one side of a fairly wide road at Randhir Verma Chowk near the district court early on July 28 when a heavy auto-rickshaw veered towards him, hit him from behind, and fled the scene.

Some locals found him lying in a pool of blood and took him to a hospital, where doctors declared him dead on arrival.

Dhanbad police seized the vehicle from Giridih district and arrested the auto-rickshaw driver Lakhan Verma and his assistant Rahul Verma.

The CBI has been investigating the case since August 4 and used various scientific tests on the accused in its bid to solve the mystery. A Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the state police was probing the case earlier.

(With inputs from PTI)

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