Five Arrested In Bihar Scribe Murder


Patna: In a major breakthrough, police on Wednesday arrested five people in connection with Bihar journalist Rajdeo Ranjan’s murder case.

Reportedly, the five arrested are shooters.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had said that he was saddened by the killing of a journalist in his state and promised swift action against the guilty.

Condemning the murder of Siwan bureau chief of Hindi daily Hindustan, Rajdeo Ranjan, he had said the probe would be expedited and Bihar Police will bring to book those responsible for the killing.

Earlier, acting on a security audit report of Siwan central jail, the Bihar government has shifted jailed former RJD MP Md Shahabuddin, whose associates are under the police scanner in the murder of journalist Rajdeo Ranjan on May 13, to Bhagalpur jail.

Fingers are being pointed at Shahabuddin, who is also member of RJD’s National Executive, in the murder of journalist Rajdeo Ranjan, the bureau chief of a vernacular daily, in Siwan town on May 13.

Shahabuddhin, convicted in a murder case and lodged in Siwan central jail for over a decade, was shifted to Bhagalpur jail hours after a notification was issued by IG Prison Anand Kishore.