CBI registers case in murder of Siwan journalist Rajdeo Ranjan
Bihar government had issued a notification requesting the CBI to take over the investigation of the murder case of Siwan journalist.
Siwan: The CBI on Thursday registered a case against unknown persons in Siwan journalist Rajdeo Ranjan murder case.
Yesterday, four months after the murder of bureau chief of a Hindi daily 'Hindustan', it was reported that CBI would be be taking over the investigation in the case.
PTI had quoted CBI sources as saying that RJD strongman Shahabuddin, who was recently released on bail, was under the scanner of investigation agencies in the case.
Bihar had transferred the case to CBI.
The state government had issued a notification requesting the CBI to take over the investigation of the murder case, a demand made by the kin of the journalist who was killed in May this year.
"In exercise of the powers conferred under section 6 of Delhi Police Establishment Act 1946 (Act 25 of 1946), the Governor of Bihar is pleased to accord his consent to exercise of powers and jurisdiction to the whole of Bihar to the members of Delhi Special Police Establishment to investigate/ supervise and inquire into the Siwan Town P.S. Case No. 362/16, dated May 13, 2016 u/s 302/120 (B)/34 IPC and 27 Arms Act which is related to murder of reporter Rajdev Ranjan," the notification issued by Bihar home department had read.
The case again come into limelight as a photograph appeared of absconding suspects Mohammad Kaif and Mohammad Javed with Shahbuddin after his release from Bhagalpur jail on Saturday last on bail granted by Patna High Court.
(With PTI inputs)