Arun Jaitley condemns journalists’ killings in Jharkhand and Bihar


Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday condemned the murder of two journalists in Bihar and Jharkhand demanding an independent investigation.

Rajdeo Singh: Photo (Hindustan Times)
Rajdeo Singh: Photo (Hindustan Times)

“I strongly condemn murder of journalists Rajdeo Ranjan in Siwan & Akhilesh Pratap Singh in Chatra district,” tweeted Jaitley, who is also the Minister for Information and Broadcasting.

Rajdeo Ranjan, bureau chief of the Hindi daily Hindustan, was shot dead in Bihar’s Siwan district on Friay evening.

This followed the murder of another journalist in Jharkhand’s Chatra district, where 35-year-old Akhilesh Pratap Singh, who worked for a local news channel, was gunned down on Thursday night.

“Independent investigation may be instituted & guilty be punished,” Jaitley added.

Another senior BJP leader and a union minister, Ravishankar Prasad, too condemned the attack and demanded immediate arrests of the culprits.


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