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Bihar journalist Ranjan killed for writing news against Shahabuddin: CBI


PATNA: The CBI today filed the charge-sheet against former RJD MP from Siwan Mohammad Shahabuddin and six other accused persons in Siwan journalist Rajdeo Ranjan murder case.

The charge-sheet has been filed under sections302, 120 (B) of the IPC and 27 Arms Act. The CBI says it has enough evidence against the accused persons.

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“The journalist was killed for writing news against Shahabuddin and the entire conspiracy was hatched in Siwan jail,” CBI’s special public prosecutor Deep Narayan was quoted as saying in Hindi daily Prabhat Khabar today.

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Shahabuddin who is currently lodged in Delhi’s Tihar jail was imprisoned in Siwan jail when journalists killing had taken place.

Journalist who worked for Hindi daily Hindustan was shot dead by motor-borne shooters in May last year while he was returning to his home from office in the evening.

Initially, the murder was probed by the special investigation team of the Bihar police but later it was handed over to the CBI on request from victim’s wife Asha Ranjan.

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