- CBI Special Court will sentence the culprits on August 6
- The case was handed over to the CBI by the Supreme Court and the Jharkhand High Court.
- The judge was murdered on 28 July 2021
Jharkhand News: The special CBI court has given a big decision in the Judge Uttam Anand murder case. Both the accused Lakhan Verma and Rahul Verma have been found guilty of conspiracy to murder and concealment of evidence. Both have been convicted under sections 302 and 201. The Special Court of CBI will sentence both the convicts on 6 August.
Judgment delivered within one year
Special Public Prosecutor of CBI’s Crime Branch Amit Jindal told that the CBI court has given the decision within 1 year by running a speedy trial. The trial was completed in a record time of about 6 months. He told that auto driver Lakhan Verma and his associate Rahul Verma murdered Judge Uttam Anand as part of a conspiracy and tried to hide the evidence. In the same case, after the testimony of 58 witnesses, both were found guilty under section 302 and section 201. Both the convicts will be sentenced on August 6.
The judge was murdered on 28 July 2021
The CBI had registered a case on 04 August 2021 in the murder of Uttam Anand on the request of the Government of Jharkhand and in addition to the notification of the Government of India. On 28 July 2021, on the complaint of Uttam Anand’s wife, the police registered an FIR against the unknown auto driver at Dhanbad police station under section 302, 34 of IPC. Two people were arrested by the local police. On 28 July 2021, Judge Uttam Anand was killed in Dhanbad after being hit by an auto during a morning walk. Judge Uttam Anand was hit by an auto during his morning walk at 05.08 am. In this case, on the basis of CCTV footage, the police arrested the auto driver Lakhan Verma and his associate Rahul Verma.
Supreme Court and Jharkhand High Court took suo motu cognizance of the matter
The Jharkhand government had formed an SIT team and ordered the disclosure of the murder. But, by then the Supreme Court and the Jharkhand High Court had ordered a CBI inquiry by taking suo moto cognizance in the case, after which the case was transferred to the CBI on 4 August 2021. Special team of CBI investigated the Dhanbad access case and gathered evidence against the culprits.
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