Judge Uttam Anand Murder: Jharkhand court sentences both convicts to life imprisonment

Judge Uttam Anand was out on a morning walk on July 28 last year, when he was knocked down by an auto rickshaw.
Late Judge Uttam Anand
Late Judge Uttam Anand

A special court in Jharkhand's Dhanbad on Saturday sentenced to life imprisonment, both the convicts in the murder of Dhanbad Additional District and Sessions judge Uttam Anand, Hindustan Times reported.

The District And Additional Sessions Judge had, last week, convicted Lakhan Kumar Verma and Rahul Kumar Verma for offences under Sections 302 (murder) and 201 (disappearance of evidence) read with Section 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code.

The Court heard arguments on sentencing on Saturday before pronouncing the punishment.

Judge Uttam Anand was out on a morning walk on July 28 last year, when he was knocked down by an auto rickshaw.

He suffered severe injuries and later died during the course of treatment.

While it was initially believed to be an accident, CCTV footage of the incident surfaced suggesting that the vehicle was deliberately rammed into the judge as he was walking along the edge of the road.

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