Judge Murder: Supreme Court Seeks Report From Jharkhand Within A Week
The Supreme Court additionally communicated its concern over reports of assaults on legal officials the nation over and said it may look for comparable reports from the concerned states
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday took Suo Motu recognizance of the homicide of a Jharkhand judge, noticing it had "more extensive implications" and coordinating the state's Chief Secretary and Director-General of Police to record reports inside seven days when it will hear the matter.
The court likewise communicated stress over reports of assaults on legal officials and showed it may look for reports from the concerned state governments.
"This Dhanbad case has more extensive implications. We are getting reports that legal officials are being assaulted around the country. We expect to inspect this and may look for a report from all states," Chief Justice of India NV Ramana said.
The demise of Uttam Anand, an Additional Sessions Judge in Jharkhand's Dhanbad on Wednesday, has started outrage and shock, after what was at first accepted to be a quick in and out took a chilling turn when security film of the episode prompted a homicide examination.
The killing additionally caused a clamor in the Supreme Court; the Chief Justice addressed the Jharkhand Chief Justice upon the arrival of the killing. "The High Court has taken up the issue and the case is presently on at the High Court. We know about the case and we will be careful," Justice Ramana had said.
Jharkhand Chief Justice Ravi Ranjan requested a test into the episode yesterday, which will be taken care of by a Special Investigative Team (SIT) under the administration of Additional DGP Sanjay Latkar.
The court said it will screen the test and coordinated the SIT to give reports consistently, cautioning the group that insightful deferrals would prompt the case to be moved to the CBI.