Jharkhand HC Orders WhatsApp to File Response in Judge Murder Case | Latest India News
The CBI informed the bench of a WhatsApp chat they encountered and access to the full chat history would help the investigation further, a lawyer who was part of the proceedings said.
The Jharkhand High Court on Friday ordered the national head of social media platform WhatsApp to file his response in the mysterious hit-and-run murder case of Judge Uttam Anand after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) investigating the incident informed the court that they needed the full history of a WhatsApp chat they encountered as part of their investigation.
The Divisional Bench of Chief Justice Ravi Ranjan and Justice Sujit Narayan Prasad, which weekly monitors the inquest into the death case of Dhanbad Additional District Judge, ordered the social media platform to provide “chat history” as requested by central investigation. agency.
The CBI informed the bench of a WhatsApp chat they encountered and access to the full chat history would help the investigation further, a lawyer who was part of the proceedings said. The court then ordered the national head of the social media platform to be implicated with the order to file a response, the lawyer added.
49-year-old Extra District Judge Uttam Anand died after being hit by a rickshaw in Dhanbad on July 28 last year while taking a morning walk and the incident was caught on camera CCTV.
The CBI, which is investigating the case in the Jharkhand High Court, had filed a complaint in the case on October 20 last year, accusing Lakhan Verma and Rahul Verma, the two known occupants of the auto rickshaw in time of the accident, for murder and destruction of evidence.
The division bench, however, raised questions about the status of the investigation as the central agency has yet to establish the two defendants’ motive behind the killing.