The Supreme Court of India today took suo moto cognisance over the increasing number of attacks on Judges and lawyers, in view of the death of Additional Sessions Judge Uttam Anand on Wednesday, who was killed after being hit by an auto-rickshaw near his home, which seem intentional.
Chief Justice of India NV Ramana noted, “It was brought to the attention of the court that there are several incidents taking place all over the country and we issued notice to all of the states.”
The bench further noted, “The unfortunate incident with the Additional Sessions Judge after hitting an auto rickshaw on Wednesday, this gruesome incident was rightly reported in newspaper and social media, the same was taken into consideration by the Jharkhand High Court. The similar incidents occurring at all over the places for Judges and at some places against the lawyers as well appearing in the matters.”
The bench directed the state Secretary and the DGP of Jharkhand to file a report before the Registry in relation to the killing of ASJ Uttam Anand, while clarifying, “We are not interfering with the proceedings going on before the High Court of Jharkhand.”