RANCHI/SINDRI: Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren on Saturday gave his nod to recommend a CBI probe into the death of Dhanbad additional district judge Uttam Anand, a day after family members of the deceased met him at his official residence in Ranchi.
Earlier, BJP leader Babulal Marandi demanded a CBI probe into the alleged murder and sought removal of Dhanbad SSP Sanjiv Kumar for the “deterioration of law and order in the district”. Marandi’s office in Ranchi issued a statement in this regard and urged Soren to look into his demands. The probe by a special investigation team led by ADG Sanjay Anand Lathkar is being monitored directly by Jharkhand HC and the team are tight-lipped about the progress of the probe.
Sources had said the autorickshaw driver and the passenger had reportedly confessed to the police that they had hit the judge while driving in an inebriated condition. Based on their statements and CCTV footage, the SIT on Saturday re-created the crime scheme and mapped the entire spot with the help of experts.