NEW DELHI: A Dhanbad court in Jharkhand on Thursday convicted two people in connection with the murder of Additional District and Sessions Judge Uttam Anand.
CBI in a statement said that the Special Judge, CBI Cases in Dhanbad has on Thursday convicted Lakhan Kumar Verma and Rahul Kumar Verma under section 302 (Punishment for murder — Whoever commits murder shall be punished with death, or 1[imprisonment for life], and shall also be liable to fine), 201 (Causing disappearance of evidence of the offence, or giving false information to screen offender) and 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention — When a criminal act is done by several persons in furtherance of the common intention of all, each of such persons is liable for that act in the same manner as if it were done by him alone) of IPC in a case related to the murder of Additional District and Sessions Judge, Dhanbad.
The CBI had registered a case on August 4 last year related to the murder of Uttam Anand, at the request of the Jharkhand government and further notification from the government of India.
The Jharkhand Police had registered a case on a complaint from the wife of Uttam Anand on July 28 last year against an unknown auto driver.
The police arrested two persons. The Supreme Court also took suo-motu cognizance in the matter and passed directions for regular monitoring of the case by the Jharkhand High Court at Ranchi.
After taking over the investigation of the case, CBI constituted a Special Investigation Team.
According to the agency, after an extensive investigation, the CBI filed a charge sheet against two accused – auto driver Lakhan Kumar Verma and his co-driver Rahul Kumar Verma – before the Competent Court in Dhanbad on October 20, last year.
As many as 58 prosecution witnesses were examined, the agency said. The statement of Shravan Kumar, one of the eyewitnesses turned crucial.
Court will pronounce the quantum of the sentence on August 6.