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21 October, 2019 00:00 00 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 21 October, 2019 12:23:11 AM
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SAGAR-RUNI MURDER CASE

HC summons IO to know probe progress

STAFF REPORTER, Dhaka
HC summons IO to 
know probe progress

The High Court (HC) yesterday summoned the Investigation Officer (IO) to appear before it on November 6 with the case dockets of journalist couple Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi murder case to know the progress of investigation. The HC bench comprising Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman came up with the order while hearing a petition filed by an accused, Tanvir Rahman who is now on bail. The HC bench also issued a rule asking the government to explain in two weeks why the proceedings of the case against Tanvir should not be quashed.

Despite the lapses of at about eight years since the killing took place, the authorities concerned could not complete the investigation into the case even after transferring the investigation officers for six times. Now, assistant director of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) ASP Mohiuddin is currently investigating the case. The HC bench yesterday summoned the IO of the case after hearing on a petition filed by Tanvir, an official of an English medium school in Dhaka, seeking scrapping the trial proceedings against him in the case. After the HC order, Advocate Fawzia Karim Firoze, counsel for the petitioner, told reporters that her client is “innocent” but he is still an accused of the case

as the investigation into the case was not completed.  She also said that her client Tanvir is a young man but he could not get married as the case is pending against him. On March 8, 2015, the HC granted bail to Tanvir Rahman, an accused in journalist couple Sagar-Runi murder case. On February 12 in 2012, Maasranga Television News Editor Sagar Sarowar and ATN Bangla Senior Reporter Meherun Runi were stabbed to death in the bedroom of their apartment in Dhaka’s West Razabazar area. Later, eight suspects were arrested in connection with the couple’s murder. Different courts have expressed dissatisfaction over the investigation on several occasions. The murder triggered widespread outrage in the journalist community. But, the investigation into the case is yet to complete.

 

 

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