Siwan: In a major development in Bihar journalist Rajdeo Ranjan's murder case, key accused Laddan Miyan, a close aide of former RJD MP Shahabuddin, surrendered before court on Thursday.
Contract killer Laddan Mian, who had been released from jail 15 days before Ranjan's murder, left Siwan with his family two hours after the crime.
Five persons have already been arrested in connection with the murder of Siwan journalist Rajdeo Ranjan.
Bihar Police ADGP Sunil Kumar had said that the five men were engaged by contract killer Laddan Miyan, known to be close to former RJD MP Mohammad Shahabuddin.
Rajdeo Ranjan, district bureau head of a leading vernacular newspaper, was shot dead by unidentified men when he was going on his motorcycle near fruit market on station road under town police station area of Siwan on May 13 evening.
The killing had drawn country-wide criticism for Nitish Kumar government as a reflection of the slide in law and order situation in the state.