CBI investigation into the alleged murder of additional district judge Uttam Anand of Dhanbad questioned by Jharkhand high court.
Observation has been made by the Jharkhand high court on Friday that the investigation conducted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has not been entirely professional; all charges leveled were without any backup evidence in the charge sheet filed for the case mentioned above.
According to the court, the investigation seems to be back from where it began, and it claimed that all charges filed by the CBI did not show any clarity leading to identify the motive behind the murder. The court was dismayed to point out that the CBI investigation was not much different from the state police investigation. CBI, in turn, has tried to assure the court of its complete attention to come up with a piece of concrete evidence to back up the charges leveled by them in the charge sheet; CBI has asked for increasing the time limit. The next date of hearing has been affixed on November 12th by the High Court.
The court has also reprimanded CBI, saying that it did not inform the panel bench before submitting the charge sheet, even though the bench comprised the chief justice monitoring the process and that the report presented was stereotyped.
Judge Uttam Anand was killed on July 28th when an auto-rickshaw ran him over; on checking by the police, it was found that an autorickshaw had been stolen before the crime from Dhanbad and later recovered by the police from the neighbouring district of Gridih that very night. A duo Lakhan Verma 22 years and his accomplice Rahul Verma 21 years, was arrested two days later.
As per CCTV recordings, it shows the autorickshaw turning on an empty road to rundown the judge. CBI took over as the security of the judiciary was at stake.
The above two accused have been charge-sheeted by CBI.
Several people have been interrogated during the period of three months. Psychoanalysis and lie detector tests have also been used. The investigation to find the motive is still in progress.