New Delhi, 9th August 2021: The Supreme Court on Monday heard the death of District Judge Uttam Anand in Jharkhand and directed the CBI to submit a weekly report to the Jharkhand High Court. The Supreme Court also said that the Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court will monitor the report of the inquiry submitted every week. On July 28 last month, Judge Uttam Anand died after being hit by a tempo during his morning walk. After seeing the CCTV footage, the angle of murder in the case also came to the fore.

Earlier, during the last hearing of the case, Chief Justice NV Ramana had made a strong remark about the CBI and said that the agency does not help in the cases of judges’ complaints.

The investigation of the case has been handed over to the CBI and the Special Crime Branch-1 team of the investigating agency has reached Dhanbad. However, despite continuous interrogation of auto driver Lakhan Verma and his accomplice Rahul Verma, the CBI is yet to ascertain their motive behind the collision.

Lakhan and Rahul are also repeatedly telling the CBI that due to intoxication, the auto turned towards the person running on the roadside, due to which they collided. Earlier, both kept giving the same statement to the SIT constituted on the orders of the state government for five days. While seeking consent for other investigations of lie detection including brain mapping, both had also said that this incident happened due to being intoxicated. However, the CBI officials are not accepting his statement as the final truth.