CBI begins probe into Bihar journalist Rajdeo Ranjan’s murder
Patna: The case relating to the murder of Bihar journalist Rajdeo Ranjan has been transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and has started its investigations.
CBI, which took over the case from Siwan Police, has registered a case under Sections 302 (murder), 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 34 (act done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 27 of the Arms Act against unknown assailants.
It may be mentioned that criminal-turned-politician Shahabuddin has been accused of having a hand in the killing of noted journalist.
Who was Rajdeo Ranjan?
- Ranjan was the Siwan bureau chief of Hindi newspaper Hindustan.
- He was shot dead on May 13 in a busy market in Siwan district of Bihar.
- Ranjan's wife Asha Ranjan had filed a case with the Siwan Police.
SIT was formed to crack the case:
- Bihar government had constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the case.
- The team comprised of two Deputy Superintendents of Police, three Inspectors and five Sub-Inspectors to trace the killers.
It may be mentioned that Shahabuddin was released on bail on September 10 by the Patna High Court.