Supreme Court Takes Suo Motu Cognisance Of Dhanbad Judge’s Suspected Murder, Seeks Report


New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday took suo motu cognisance  of the judge who was allegedly mowed down in Dhanbad. The top court has sought a status report within a week from Jharkhand’s Chief Secretary and the DGP on the investigation into the incident.

A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana stated that the Jharkhand High Court would keep monitoring the probe.

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The apex court said it has been taking a suo motu cognisance of attacks on judicial officers and legal fraternity across the country.

The bench, which also comprised Justice Surya Kant, issued notice to all the states. It sought the presence of the Jharkhand Advocate General specifically when it hears the case next week.

District and Sessions Judge-8 of Dhanbad court, Uttam Anand, was out on a morning walk on Wednesday when he was killed by an auto-rickshaw at Randhir Verma Chowk near the district court in the Sadar police station area.

On Thursday, the top court said the Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court has already taken up the matter related to the alleged killing of the judicial officer.

(With Agency Inputs)


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