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SC asks CBI to conclude in 3 months probe in scibe murder case

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Supreme today asked the to conclude its investigation in the journalist Rajdev Ranjan case in within three months.

A bench comprising justices and Amitava Roy made it clear that no accused in the case shall seek bail on the statutory ground that charge sheets have not been filed in the matter.

The bench also sought a report from the sessions judge at Siwan as to whether the two absconding offenders, Mohammad Kaif and Mohd Javed, were declared proclaimed offenders in the case on the day they were seen along with Health minister Tej Pratap Yadav and controversial RJD leader

government, meanwhile, told the bench that the two accused in question were not declared proclaimed offenders when they the Bihar Health minister at Siwan.

Ranjan's wife Asha Ranjan had on September 23 claimed before the apex that the had not even started its probe in the case due to "political influence" and "fear of Shahabuddin".

The apex had later directed the to proceed with its probe into the scribe's and asked the Bihar police to provide protection to his family that has claimed threat to life from

The court had also sought the response of Shahabuddin, Bihar's health minister and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad's son Tej Pratap Yadav and Bihar government on a petition by Ranjan's wife, who has also sought transfer of the case from Siwan in Bihar to Delhi.

The RJD chief's son was seen in a photograph published in newspapers with one of the two sharp shooters of alleged gangster-turned-politician

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, October 17 2016. 14:02 IST