CBI TAKES OVER POLICE CUSTODY OF FORMER MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT IN A CASE RELATING TO ALLEGED MURDER OF SHRI RAJDEO RANJAN, SENIOR JOURNALIST

Press Release
New Delhi, 29.05.2017

           The Central Bureau of Investigation has today taken over the police custody of former Member of Parliament & resident of Siwan(Bihar) in a case relating to an alleged murder of Shri Rajdeo Ranjan, Senior Journalist.

           CBI had registered the case on 15.09.2016, on the request of Bihar Government & further Notification from Government of India and took over the investigation of FIR No. 362/2016 dated 13.05.2016, earlier registered at Police Station: Siwan(Bihar) U/s 302/120-B/34 of IPC & Section 27 of Arms Act against unknown persons. It was alleged in the FIR that on 13.05.2016, Shri Rajdeo Ranjan (deceased) received a phone call in the evening and thereafter he left the office of Hindustan Newspaper & went towards Station Road. It was further alleged that at about 7.30pm, when he reached the fruit market near the Station, he was intercepted by unknown persons, who shot him dead. The Bihar police had filed chargesheet against six accused on 20.08.2016 U/s 120 B of IPC r/w 302 & 34 of IPC and Section 27 of Arms Act.

           During investigation, CBI had earlier taken over the Police Custody of three accused persons with reference to their involvement in this incident.

           After investigation, CBI had filed chargesheet U/s 120 B of IPC r/w 302 & 34 of IPC and Section 27 of Arms Act against one accused on 23.12.2016 and further investigation was kept open.

           During investigation, certain oral, documentary and circumstantial evidences have emerged. In view of the circumstances emerged during investigation, the Special Judge for CBI cases, Muzaffarpur(Bihar) has granted 08 days Police custody of said accused, resident of Siwan(Bihar). The role of said arrested accused is being looked into in the conspiracy of alleged murder of deceased Rajdeo Ranjan.

           Further investigation in the case is continuing.


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