Patna, June 1: In a fresh development in Bihar journalist Rajdeo Rajan's murder case in last month, key accused Ladden Miyan, a close aid of former RJD MP Shahabuddin, surrendered before chief judicial magistrate's court in Siwan on Thursday, June 2.
On May 13, Rajdeo Ranjan, bureau chief of a Hindi daily, was shot dead by unidentified men and since than, Ladden Miyan was wanted by Bihar police in connection with the case.
Earlier, Sunil Kumar, ADGP Bihar police had said that "the five men were engaged by contract killer Mian, known to be close to former RJD MP Mohammad Shahabuddin."
"Rajan was shot dead from very close distance," Kumar said.
According to report, Miyan was released from a Bihar jail just 15 days before Rajan's murder.
Five shots were fired at him from a very close range nearby Siwan railway station and Rajan was rushed to the hospital where he has been declared brought dead.
The killing in Bihar drew nation-wide critiscism against Nitish Kumar government for failing to control the law and order in the state. Later, the Bihar police started investigation in the case.
Bihar: Laddan Miyan, key accused in Journalist Rajdeo Ranjan murder case & close aide of Shahabuddin, surrenders pic.twitter.com/ro3rcs8uWD— ANI (@ANI_news) June 2, 2016