Scribe murder case: CBI court takes cognizance of charge … – fullstory – Press Trust of India

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Muzaffarpur, Oct 13 (PTI) A special CBI court today took
cognizance of the charge sheet against former RJD MP Mohd
Shahabuddin and six others in the murder case of Siwan-based
journalist Rajdeo Ranjan, paving the way for their trial.

Special CBI judge Anupam Kumari took cognizance of the
charge sheet filed by the central agency against the former MP
from Siwan and six others here.

The charge sheet had named eight people in connection
with the murder of Ranjan, who worked with a national
Hindi daily in Siwan district.

Ranjan was gunned down by motorbike-borne criminals
near the busy Station Road at Siwan in north Bihar on May 13,
last year.

Earlier this year, the court had taken cognizance of
the charges framed against one of the accused, Sonu Kumar

Shahabuddin – a four-time MP from Siwan – was named an
accused in Ranjan’s murder after the family members of the
slain journalist said they suspected his involvement in the

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