Bihar Journo Murder: Cops Apprehend Two Suspects


Patna: Divulging details of police action after the murder of senior journalist Rajdeo Ranjan in Siwan on Friday evening, Director General of Police (DGP) P.K. Thakur on Saturday said special teams of the Bihar Police have collected evidences from the crime scene and detained two suspects in this connection.

“Our special teams comprising a team of forensic science, Special Task Force (STF) and Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officials had been dispatched to Siwan last night. They have collected all possible evidences from the crime scene, besides police have apprehended two suspected accused, and interrogation is going on,” said the DGP

Emphasising that the investigation will take some more time, he said by that time things would be clear to police. “The collected evidences are also being examined and analysed. Besides, police are probing all points with urgency. Deputy Inspector General of Police, Saran Range, Ajit Kumar Rai is camping there since last night and supervising the investigation. The zonal Inspector General of Police (IG) Paras Nath has also reached there and looking into various aspects of inquiry,” he added.

“I understand with the pace the work is progressing, we will clear the entire thing after some time, and legal action will be taken against those who are involved in it,” said the DGP.

Ranjan (42), was on Friday allegedly shot dead by five motorcycle-borne criminals near the Siwan railway station. Two bullets that were fired at him hit on his head and neck. He was shifted to a hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead.

Meanwhile, journalists held a candlelight march to protest against Ranjan’s murder.