Five shooters arrested over Bihar journalist's murder

BIHAR: Bihar Police on Wednesday arrested five shooters involved in journalist Rajdeo Ranjan's murder. Ranjan, Siwan bureau chief of Hindi newspaper Hindustan, which is part of HT Media, was shot dead at a busy market near Station Road on May 14 . A joint Special Investigation Team (SIT) and Siwan district police arrested the five shooters, a district police said. According to police officials, arms and motorcycles used by shooters in Rajan's killing were also recovered. Police in Siwan said that Ranjan's killing was part of a pre-planned conspiracy. Meanwhile, Bihar Director General of Police P.K. Thakur said that police have identified the shooters involved in the killing of the journalist. Protests against the killing continued in Patna and also in other parts of the state.  The protesters, including mediapersons, have demanded justice for Ranjan's family of Ranjan. The Bihar government led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has already recommended a CBI probe into the journalist's killing