The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday presented the progress report of the investigation into the death of Dhanbad’s additional session judge Uttam Anand to the Jharkhand high court in a sealed cover, the ANI news agency reported.
The 49-year-old judge was struck by a vehicle while out for a morning run on July 28. CCTV footage of the incident showed that he was jogging on Randhir Verma Chowk when a vehicle veered towards him, struck him from behind and fled.
Jharkhand Prime Minister Hemant Soren turned the case over to CBI on July 31, and the central investigative agency sent a 20-member team under Additional Police Superintendent Vijay Kumar Shukla to investigate the matter.
CBI had recreated the scene of the accident while experts from the Central Forensic Sciences Laboratory (CFSL) collected samples from the scene, as part of their probe. The investigative agency had also declared a reward of ₹5 lakh for anyone sharing “important information” related to the judge’s death.
Dhanbad police, who were in charge of the investigation before CBI took over, had arrested Lakhan Kumar Verma and Rahul Verma On July 29, the duo were allegedly riding in the vehicle at the time of the accident. “Based on the facts that emerged during the investigation and the images from the closed-circuit television camera, two people and the car were identified as involved in the crime. Two people, identified as Lakhan Kumar Verma and Rahul Verma, were detained and their car was confiscated. They have confessed to the crime. Further investigations will be done carefully, ”Amol V Homkar, Inspector General (Operations), told the Hindustan Times. The defendants are currently in the custody of CBI until August 21.
For its part, the Jharkhand High Court asked the competent authority of the Forensic Sciences Laboratory, Ranchi, to appear in court at the next hearing. The court issued this order after learning that the urine test of one of the defendants could not be carried out due to the lack of availability of a required facility, ANI also reported.
"खाना विशेषज्ञ। जोम्बी प्रेमी। अति कफी अधिवक्ता। बियर ट्रेलब्लाजर। अप्रिय यात्रा फ्यान।"