This is a supplementary charge sheet by the CBI filed in the Muzzafarpur Special court as the agency had filed its earlier charge sheet against one of the accused in December, 2016. Bihar Police had charge-sheeted six persons in the case before the investigation was taken over by the agency.
The CBI has charged Mohammad Shahabuddin, currently in Tihar jail, under sections of the Indian Penal Code related to criminal conspiracy and murder and provisions of Arms Act, a statement from the agency said in New Delhi today.
The four-time RJD MP from Siwan is alleged to have been involved in the murder of Mr Ranjan, a journalist of a prominent Hindi newspaper in Siwan last year.
Mr Ranjan was gunned down on May 13 last year and his wife had accused Shahabuddin of having a role in the killing.
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