January 29, 2019 7:02 pm
Ranjan, the Siwan town bureau chief for a Hindi daily Hindustan was shot dead in July 2016 at Phal Mandi near the town station. Two bullets had pierced through Ranjan- one on the forehead and the other on the neck.
September 18, 2017 9:07 pm
The apex court had earlier issued notices to Shahabuddin, Yadav and Bihar government on the plea of Ranjan's wife seeking transfer of the case from Siwan in Bihar to Delhi.
June 03, 2016 4:18 am
Bihar Police had earlier said that initial investigations into the murder of Hindustan daily’s Siwan bureau chief, indicated at the possible involvement of jailed RJD leader Mohammed Shahabuddin.
May 30, 2016 8:48 am
In jail since 2005, barred from contesting polls, the RJD strongman was seen as having lost his influence; now frequent visitors and ‘durbars’ inside, series of murders outside throw the spotlight back on him.
May 23, 2016 2:02 am
During an earlier search, police had questioned 63 visitors who were in the jail premises to meet Shahabuddin. Forty-three mobile phones were seized from them.
May 20, 2016 1:22 am
This is the second time Shahabuddin has been shifted to Bhagalpur central jail. He was earlier moved to the Bhagalpur jail before the 2015 Assembly elections.
May 19, 2016 4:26 am
The case has been already recommended for a probe by the CBI, which will take some time to take over from state police.
May 17, 2016 2:07 am
Three persons have been detained in the case so far, one of them, Upendra Singh, is an RJD worker who is said to be close to jailed party leader and former Siwan MP Mohammed Shahabuddin.
May 16, 2016 5:54 am
Alleging political patronage, she also pointed out that Singh enjoyed clout in Siwan. Singh was named as one of the conspirators in last year’s killing of Srikant Bharati, the press advisor of BJP Siwan MP Om Prakash Yadav.
May 15, 2016 2:41 pm
There is an atmosphere of uncertainty over the fate of Rajdev's case