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CBI to probe Bihar journalist Rajdev Ranjan's murder

Updated: Sep 14, 2016 18:35 IST

Patna [India], Sept. 14 (ANI): In a major development, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is set to take over the probe into the murder of Hindustan daily's Siwan bureau chief Rajdev Ranjan.

This comes after a furore erupted over Mohammad Kaif, the wanted sharpooter in the murder case, who was spotted next to former RJD parliamentarian Shahabuddin, when he was released from prison.

Kaif is one of the accused in the murder of Hindustan daily's Siwan bureau chief Rajdev Ranjan.

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.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had launched a scathing attack over the development, stating that he had become helpless, questioning his silence over a murder accused walking scott free and the police being unable to trace him.

Meanwhile, speaking to ANI, Kaid has rubbished all accusations against him and said that he has no involvement in the murder of journalist Rajdev Rajan.

Kaif told ANI that he had very close and good relations with Rajan, adding that he was at his sister's residence for the post funereal ceremony at the time he was killed as she died two days before his murder.

Speaking on the accusation levelled against him by Rajan's wife, he said, "Rajdev's wife doesn't know me that well. People have said wrong things about me to Rajdev's wife." (ANI)