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Major relief for Lalu’s son as CBI gives clean chit in journalist murder case

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PATNA: In a major relief, the CBI has said RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s son Tej Pratap Yadav has no role to play in the murder of Siwan journalist Rajdeo Ranjan.

The CBI filed a formal affidavit in the Supreme Court in this regard on Friday, media reports said today.

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The Supreme Court while responding to a petition filed by Asha Ranjan, wife of a slain journalist Rajdeo Ranjan, had last year ordered for registration of a case against Tej Pratap, former health minister, for allegedly hatching murder conspiracy with a criminal.

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The development came after Te Pratap, elder son of RJD president Lalu Prasad, was spotted in a photograph with a criminal Md Kaif wanted in murder of the journalist.

In the photograph which went viral in the social media, the alleged shooter who was declared an absconder was seen offering a bouquet to the health minister.

According to the police, Kaif played a prime conspirator in the sensational murder of Journalist Rajdeo Ranjan. He later surrendered in the court after the police mounted pressures for his arrest.

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