Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Arvind Kumar Singh remanded Laddan Mian to 14-day judicial custody. Mian, who is the resident of Ram Nagar area under town police station of the district, surrendered three days after the CJM court ordered pasting of notice to attach his properties.

The notice gave two days' time to Laddan Mian to give himself up to the police else his house would be attached. Following the issuance of notice for attachment, Mian's three sisters had moved the court saying that they too had share in the properties for which notice was issued.

Rajdeo Ranjan, district bureau head of a leading regional newspaper, was shot dead by unidentified men when he was going on his motorcycle near a fruit market on station road in Siwan on May 13.

RJD strongman and four time former MP from Siwan Mohammad Shahbuddin has been shifted to Bhagalpur jail from Siwan after the incident.

The Siwan Police had on May 25 last arrested five persons from different localities of Siwan in connection with the killing of the journalist.

The police had also recovered 7.65 bore country-made pistol used in the crime from one accused Rohit Kumar who the police claimed having confessed firing at the scribe.

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