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Jaitley condemns journalists’ murder: Independent investigation may be instituted

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today strongly condemned the murder of two journalists in Bihar and Jharkhand and demanded an independent investigation.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: May 14, 2016 1:46 pm
Arun Jaitley strongly condemns PTI Photo Arun Jaitley strongly condemned the murders. (File/PTI Photo)

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Wednesday strongly condemned the murder of two journalists in Bihar and Jharkhand and demanded an independent investigation.

“I strongly condemn murder of journalists Rajdev Ranjan in Siwan & Akhilesh Pratap Singh in Chatra district,” tweeted Jaitley, who is also the Minister for Information and Broadcasting.

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On Friday evening, Rajdev Ranjan, bureau chief of the Hindi daily Hindustan, was shot dead in Bihar’s Siwan district. In Jharkhand’s Chatra district, 35-year-old Akhilesh Pratap Singh, who worked for a local news channel, was gunned down on Thursday night.

“Independent investigation may be instituted and guilty be punished,” Jaitley added.

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    david
    May 14, 2016 at 12:37 pm
    Why unelected Jaitley is so concerned , this is not finance matter, let home ministry say and do what ever is right.
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      kamath Ramesh
      May 14, 2016 at 9:20 am
      Jungle raj is strengthening its roots gradually, while so called matured Nitish is touring Varanasi and Lalu in Jharkhand for their political future and immature Tejaswi giving absurd comments
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        Ram
        May 14, 2016 at 9:24 am
        Nitish is one of the best CM. People of bihar in 2014 were 80% with NDA turn 80% with UPA in just one year. You are the hope for people. In crime bihar is much better than MP, delhi and Jarkhand.lt;br/gt;Now people are very clever they don't come under social media canvasing.
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          Rishi
          May 14, 2016 at 8:38 am
          Nitish government is known for crime only.And Nitish Kumar have no time for stopping crime.One of the worst cm in the country.
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            Thrinethran T
            May 14, 2016 at 11:10 am
            It was nothing if not a betrayal of conscience to ambition by Nitish, for JR is the person and RJD the apparel.
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