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 1:46:45 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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