Dhanbad, August 16 (TNA) The Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI) has announced a cash reared of Rs five lakh to anyone who provides them worthwhile information related to the alleged murder of Additional District and Session Judge Uttam Anand. The CBI had earlier this month taken over the case and filed an FIR.
Posters announcing the rewards have been pasted on walls of many places in Dhanbad. The CBI, in it, says that "any person having any kind of information of importance related to this murder, he/she may kindly inform it officers at the camp CSIR, Satkar House, Dhanbad" on the phone numbers given in the poster.
The CBI team investigating the case is headed by Additional Superintendent of Police Vijay Kumar Shukla. On July 28, District Sessions Judge Uttam Anand died after he was hit by an auto-rickshaw during his morning jog at around 5.30 am at Randhir Verma Chowk in Dhanbad.
CCTV footage showed that the 49-year-old judge was jogging on one side of a fairly wide road when the heavy auto-rickshaw veered towards him, hit him from behind and fled. Doctors at hospital declared him brought dead.
Auto driver Lakhan Verma and his accomplice Rahul Verma have been named as the accused in the case under section 302 of the Indian Penal Code. Both of them are presently in jail.
The Jharkhand government constituted a special investigation team (SIT) to investigate the case. However, when the SIT failed to ascertain whether it was a murder or accident, the case was handed over to the CBI by the state government.