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CBI names Shahabuddin as accused in journalist murder case


The CBI today named former RJD MP Mohammad Shahabuddin as an accused in the journalist Rajdeo Ranjan murder case. The four-time RJD MP from Siwan is alleged to have been involved in the murder of Rajdeo Ranjan.

As per the CBI Special court’s order, Shahabuddin was produced in the Muzaffarpur court of Special Judge Anupam Kumari through video-conferencing facility. Shahabuddin is the 10th accused in the murder case.

The CBI counsel submitted that it would soon file charge-sheet against Shahabuddin, who is currently lodged in high-security Tihar jail in the national capital.

The premier investigating agency has already filed charge-sheet against seven accused persons in the case while two accused persons- Mohammad Javed and Mohammad Kaif- are on bail.

Rajdeo Ranjan, district bureau chief of a Hindi daily in Siwan was gunned down on May 13 last year. The Special court fixed June 9 as the next date for production of Shahabuddin in the case.

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