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Siwan journalist's murder: SC directs CBI to complete probe within three months

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The Supreme on Monday directed the Central Bureau of (CBI) to complete the probe in the case of Siwan Journalist Rajdev Ranjan within three months.

A bench headed by Justice Dipak Mishra heard the matter today after Ranjan's wife filed a plea seeking transfer of the case from Siwan to

In response, the apex issued notices and sought responses from Rashtriya leader Shahabuddin, Health Minister Yadav's son Tej Pratap Yadav.

During the hearing Tej Pratap admitted that he accepted bouquet from the Hindustan journalist accused but denied claims of his involvement in the case.

Ranjan (42) was shot dead in July this year at Phal Mandi near Siwan station, barely half a km away from police station.

The Government had recommended the probe into the case on May 16.

The case came into limelight again after a photograph appeared in the media showing suspects Mohammad Kaif and Mohammad Javed with gangster-politician Mohammed after his release from jail.

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

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First Published: Mon, October 17 2016. 14:08 IST