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Bihar journalist's wife hopeful as CBI initiates probe in murder case

Updated: Sep 16, 2016 18:16 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 16 (ANI): With the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) all set to probe Rajdev Ranjan's murder case, the slain journalist's wife Asha on Friday expressed hope that they would now get justice.

The CBI, which registered a case in connection with the murder case yesterday, has taken over the probe from the Bihar Police.

Asha thanked the Centre for ordering a CBI probe into the case.

"Till the time the CBI does not comes to me for investigation, till then I cannot say anything," she told ANI.

"I have been fighting for a CBI probe since the very beginning as somewhere I have trust in the CBI investigation. And I believe that if the CBI investigates this case then I will definitely get justice," she added.

Asha, a contractual teacher in a government-run school in Siwan, had earlier this month met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and urged him for speedy investigation into the case by the CBI, as delay could lead to tampering of whatever evidence is left.

The case has come into limelight again after a photograph appeared in the media showing murder suspects Mohammad Kaif and Mohammad Javed with Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) strongman Mohammed Shahabuddin after his release from jail.

Kaif, however, later rubbished all accusations against him and said that he has no involvement in Rajdev's murder case.

Kaif told ANI that he had very close and good relations with the journalist, 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 Rajdev's wife, he said, "Rajdev's wife doesn't know me that well. The people have said wrong things about me to Rajdev's wife.

Rajdev, who worked for Hindustan, was shot dead at a busy fruit market in Bihar's Siwan town on May 13. The Bihar Government had recommended the CBI probe into the case on May 16. (ANI)