On Dhanbad Judge's Death, CJI Notes CBI & Agencies 'Don't Help or Respond' to Judges


Screen grab of the CCTV footage shows the judge being mowed down.

Screen seize of the CCTV footage reveals the choose being mowed down.

Filing a standing report within the case, the federal government stated that it has handed over the investigation to CBI.

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  • Last Updated:August 06, 2021, 12:53 IST
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Supreme Court on Friday expressed concern over the “new development” of maligning judiciary if an adverse order is passed. CBI, IB and other agencies are not helping the judiciary, said Chief Justice of India NV Ramana while issuing notice to Central Bureau of Investigation. He was hearing the case of Jharkhand judge’s death.

According to a report in Bar and Bench, the court said that the judges are many times mentally harassed and threatened in cases involving gangsters or high profile people but complaints to the CBI or police never yield any results. The attitude of the CBI remains the same and the judiciary receives no help at all, the court remarked.

“If judges file a complaint to police or CBI, they do not respond. CBI and Intelligence Bureau are not helping judiciary at all,” the CJI was quoted as saying.

Filing a standing report within the case, the federal government stated that it has handed over the investigation to CBI. “The CBI staff took over the case two days in the past. They have taken over the copy of statements collected by state police. Evidence has additionally been handed over to CBI. The company will go to the spot with a forensic staff and in addition reconstruct the occasion. The assertion of autorickshaw proprietor has been recorded too,” it added.

Dhanbad district judge Uttam Anand, 50, was moved down by an auto-rickshaw on an empty road while out on his morning walk, as CCTV footage showed. The postmortem report mentioned “diffuse contusion” within the head in addition to fracture and blood clots within the safety layer of the mind. The police have arrested two individuals and seized the autorickshaw, which was discovered to be stolen.

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