SC closes proceedings against Lalu’s son in Bihar journalist murder case

SC closes proceedings against Lalu’s son in Bihar journalist murder case

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday closed proceedings against RJD leader Lalu Prasad’s son Tej Pratap in the murder case of journalist Rajdeo Ranjan, media reports said.

The apex court disposed of the petition filed by Ranjan’s wife Asha Ranjan after taking into account the CBI statement that it did not find any material against the former Bihar health minister in connection with the case.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud considered the submission of Additional Solicitor General Aman Lekhi that CBI has not found any incriminating material against the Lalu’s son.

The top court, however, gave Ranjan’s widow the liberty to get her plea revised if some incriminating material surfaces in the future.

Ranjan’s widow had moved the court after the photograph of Tej Pratap with Md Kaif, the alleged shooter, had gone viral in the media.

Ranjan was gunned down by motorbike-borne criminals near the busy Station Road at Siwan in north Bihar on May 13, 2016.

–IBNS

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