The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday filed a chargesheet against RJD leader Shahabuddin accusing him of criminal conspiracy and murder in the killing of journalist Rajdeo Ranjan.
This is a supplementary chargesheet by the CBI filed in the Muzaffarpur special court as the agency had filed its earlier chargesheet against one accused in December, 2016. The Bihar police had chargesheeted six persons in the case before the probe was taken over by the agency.
The CBI has charged Shahabuddin, currently lodged in Tihar, under IPC sections related to criminal conspiracy and murder and provisions of Arms Act, a statement from the agency said here on Tuesday.
On May 13, 2016, journalist Rajdeo Ranjan was shot down in Siwan as he was returning from office.
Shahabuddin claimed to be in jail when the incident took place but later refused to undergo a “lie-detection” test. He also allegedly gave conflicting versions during interrogation.
Shahabuddin has more than 39 criminal cases, including kidnapping and murder, to his name. He was transferred to Tihar jail on February 18.
Shahabuddin is notorious Bahubali don of Bihar, and leader of Lalu yadav party Rashtriya Janta Dal. Shahabuddin is currently in Jail for murder case of two brothers from his home town Shiwan in Bihar.