Dhanbad Judge Murder Case: Security status report of judicial officers summoned


New Delhi (LokSatya). Taking a tough stand in the murder of a judge in Jharkhand's Dhanbad, the Supreme Court on Friday directed the states to file status reports on security being provided to judicial officers.

A division bench of Chief Justice NV Raman and Justice Surya Kant, which took suo moto cognizance of the issue of security of courts and judges in the wake of the alleged murder, directed the state governments to take a stand on security being provided to judicial officers. File a report.

The division bench issued notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the agency which had recently started probe into the alleged murder of Dhanbad District and Sessions Judge Uttam Anand, and fixed August 9 for further hearing.


The counsel appearing for the Jharkhand government told the apex court that the probe into the July 28 incident has been handed over to the CBI. To this, the bench told Attorney General KK Venugopal that there are many cases in which gangsters and high-profile persons are involved and sending threatening or abusive messages to judges.

Justice Raman said that even the judges are not at liberty to lodge complaints. Police or CBI does not help the judiciary if such complaints are filed.

It is worth mentioning that Anand was out on a morning walk on July 28, when an auto-rickshaw hit him at Randhir Verma Chowk near the district court in Sadar police station area, leading to his death. After this, the court had sought the investigation report from the Jharkhand government through the Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police.


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