The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday registered a case in connection with the murder of Bihar journalist Rajdeo Ranjan, an official said. The CBI took over the case from Siwan police, which said Ranjan's killing was part of a premeditated conspiracy.
Ranjan was shot dead in May in a busy market place near the Station Road in Siwan district of Bihar. Recently, a furore erupted over Mohammad Kaif, the wanted sharpshooter in the murder case, who was spotted next to former RJD MP Mohammad Shahabuddin, when he was released from prison.
Kaif is one of the accused in the murder of the Hindustan daily's Siwan bureau chief. In the video clip, Kaif can be seen standing right next to Shahabuddin and cheering him on, as he spoke to media after being released on bail on Saturday.