The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday registered a case in connection with the murder of Bihar journalist Rajdeo Ranjan, an official said.
The CBI took over the case from Siwan police which said Ranjan’s killing was part of a premeditated conspiracy.
Ranjan was shot dead in May in a busy market place near the Station Road in Siwan district of Bihar.
Ranjan was the Siwan bureau chief of Hindi newspaper Hindustan, a part of the Hindustan Times Media company.
The state government had constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) comprising two Deputy Superintendents of Police, three Inspectors and five Sub-Inspectors to trace the killers.