Nitish Kumar Seeks CBI Probe In Journalist Murder Case


New Delhi: Under attack from the Opposition over journalist Rajdeo Ranjan ‘s murder in the Siwan district, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday requested  CBI to took the prob following requests from the deceased’s family members.

While addressing a press conference in Patna, the Bihar CM said that any attack on the journalists is like an attack on the government itself.  “We believe that any attack on the journalist is like an attack on the government. I have full faith in the state police but following a request from Rajdeo Ranjan’s family, we have decided to hand over the probe to CBI,” said Nitish Kumar.

Senior journalist Rajdev Ranjan was on Friday shot dead by unidentified gunmen. Rajdeo Ranjan, Siwan district chief of Hindi daily “Hindustan”, was fired at in Siwan district on Friday late evening when he was going on his motorcycle near the fruit market on Station Road under Town police station at around 7:45 pm. Three were detained in the case.

Ranjan, 45, died on the way to the hospital.  Ranjan has been writing for a long time against law-breakers of the area. The killing triggered a wave of protests by mediapersons in Bihar.