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Killing of judge: CBI claims of some important evidences

Ranchi, The Central Bureau of Investigation which is probing the death of Additional district and sessions judge Uttam Anand on Thursday informed the Jharkhand High Court that it has collected some important evidences in the case. The agency said that direction of the probe has been moved on the basis of the evidences found and all possible angles are being investigated after which the court of Chief Justice Dr Ravi Ranjan and Justice SN Prasad asked the CBI to submit its progress report next week. On the issue of upgrading the Forensic Science Laboratory the state government replied that in the next six months funds will be released for it. The court rejected it and said that it wanted concrete results on the issue. Expressing anguish over the functioning of JPSC and JSSC, the court asked to speed up the process of filling up the vacant posts. It said that they should not be in a ‘deep sleep’ and should work to fill all the vacant posts within the next three months failing which the court will pass strict orders.

It said that all the mobile labs in the state have become old and are not functioning properly. The court directed the Principal Secretary of the Home Department and FSL Director to submit a concrete plan before the court. The court further said that if needed the officials should stay awake and work throughout the night and instructed both the officials to appear before the court in the next hearing. Judge Uttam Anand was killed while he was going on a morning walk near Randhir Verma Chowk on July 28 and the next day two persons Lakhan Verma and Rahul Verma were arrested by the police. The Jharkhand Government later recommended for a CBI probe into the incident on July 31.

(EW Correspondent)



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