SC closes proceedings against Tej Pratap in murder case  

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  • Published 22.03.18
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Tej Pratap. File picture
 

New Delhi, March 22 (PTI): The Supreme Court on Thursday closed proceedings against former Bihar minister Tej Pratap, son of jailed RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav, in the murder case of a Siwan-based journalist.

The apex court had asked the Central Bureau of Investigation to investigate allegations relating to media reports featuring photographs and videos that showed Pratap, former Bihar health minister, along with two absconding accused, Mohd Kaif and Javed, who are presently in judicial custody in the Rajdeo Ranjan murder case.

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

The bench ordered closure of proceedings against Tej Pratap and gave the slain journalist's widow the liberty to get her plea revised if some incriminating material surfaces in the future.

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