Dhanbad Judge Death Case: Jharkhand high court asks CBI to probe injury angle | Ranchi News

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RANCHI: The Jharkhand high court has directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to conduct its inquiry from the angle of injury caused to former Dhanbad judge Uttam Anand.
A division bench of Chief Justice Dr Ravi Ranjan and Justice Sujit Narayan Prasad while hearing the petition here on Thursday observed that the deceased judge had an injury on the right side of his head on the temple which has been corroborated in the post mortem report.
Such injury could not have been caused by the auto rickshaw which had hit the judge. Instead, the bench observed that the co-passenger sitting in the auto rickshaw may have used something to hit the judge causing him to fall on the road on his left side.
The injury on the head of Anand cannot be caused by the rear view mirror of the auto rickshaw, the judges said while hearing the proceedings online. They also directed the home secretary and the director of the Forensic Sciences Laboratory to appear in the matter. The court also lamented at the lack of resources in the FSL.
The court while going through the investigation report submitted by the CBI said that investigation on the point of injury ought to be undertaken by the agency. The case will now be heard on August 27. The Supreme Court is also monitoring the investigation of the case.
The death of Uttam Anand was caught on camera and the CCTV footage had gone viral showing him walking near the Randhir Verma Chowk, a posh area in Dhanbad on July 28 at 5am.
The judge was hit by an autorickshaw with a passenger sitting in the front along with the driver. A motorcyclist is also shown going behind the autorickshaw who saw the injured judge fall on the ground.

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