The Supreme Court has asked the States and UTs to file counter-affidavits in one week on suo motu PIL filed over the mounting concerns about the dangers faced by the subordinate judiciary, especially trial judges, in the line of duty.
The Jharkhand High Court bench taking into account the gravity of the case held that, “The CBI shall file the report of the investigation every week before the State High Court. And the High Court shall regularly monitor the investigation.”
The senior superintendent of Police, Dhanbad has submitted in the course of the hearing in Jharkhand High Court that two persons have been apprehended. One was an auto-rickshaw driver and the other was sitting in the vehicle.
The Supreme Court said the unfortunate incident with the Additional Sessions Judge was widely reported in newspapers and social media, and the same was taken into consideration by the Jharkhand High Court
Dhanbad Additional District and Sessions Judge Uttam Anand was hit by an unidentified vehicle on Wednesday. While it was initially believed to be an accident, CCTV footage revealed that the four-wheeler deliberately rammed into the Judge as he was walking along the edge of the road
The Jharkhand High Court on Friday, while hearing a bail application in a case concerning the sexual assault of a 13-year-old minor girl, criticised the investigating officers for defiance of judicial orders.