The CBI, through Attorney General Tushar Mehta, said it had just taken over the investigation and was working on it. Mehta, however, declined to provide further details for now.
Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana, who has instituted a suo motu petition to ensure the safety of judges in the wake of the Dhanbad incident, was very dismissive of the IWC’s status report on the judge’s death. .
Additional District Judge Uttam Anand was hit by an automatic rickshaw while out for a morning walk. Jharkhand police arrested the driver and attendant of the vehicle, and have since turned the case over to the CBI for further investigation into the larger conspiracy behind the murder.
The CBI said in court Monday that the duo were being questioned. The CJI had previously strongly criticized the state for failing to protect the judge in an area where the coal mafia’s judiciary is extensive. “It appears that he is washing his hands,” the court had told the state when the investigation was transferred to the CBI.
The court, led by the CJI, then asked the country’s main investigative agency to report progress in the investigation of the case to the president of the higher court who is monitoring it.
The CJI indicated that the higher court could now only address the broader issue of ensuring the safety of judges who deal with high-profile cases or criminal cases and therefore face a high degree of vested interest threats.
"खाना विशेषज्ञ। जोम्बी प्रेमी। अति कफी अधिवक्ता। बियर ट्रेलब्लाजर। अप्रिय यात्रा फ्यान।"