Sagar-Runi murder: Submission of probe report deferred for 102nd time

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Staff Reporter :
A Dhaka Court on Sunday deferred again the date of submission of the investigation report of the case filed in connection with the murder of journalist couple Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi.

It has asked the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) to submit the probe report by November 16 this year.

With this, the deadline for submission of probe report in the case deferred for 102nd time.

Judge of the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court (CMM) in Dhaka, Md Shafi Uddin, passed the order, said Md Alamgir Hossain, General Register Officer (GRO) for Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station cases.

Earlier on September 11, the same court fixed October 15 in 2023 to submit the probe report.

The Rab has already passed more than eleven years to probe the case, but failed to submit the probe report yet.

Rab official and also Additional Superintendent of Police Khondoker Md Shafiqul Alam is now investing the case.

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Sagar Sarowar, news editor of private TV station Maasranga, and his wife Meherun Runi, senior reporter of another channel ATN Bangla, had been killed at their rented flat in the capital’s West Rajabazar on February 11 in 2012.

Their only son Mahir Sarowar Megh, then 5, was at home at that time.

Following the murder, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police had started an investigation into the case filed in this connection.

Later, the case was shifted to DB police.

However, on April 18, 2012, the High Court, in an order, shifted the case to Rab for investigation as the former had expressed its inability to resolve the case.

At least eight people including Rafiqul Islam, Bakul Miah, Masum Mintu, Kamrul Hasan alias Arun, Abu Sayeed, two security guards of the couple’s house Palash Rudra Paul and Enamul Hoque and the couple’s “family friend” Tanveer Rahman had been arrested but Tanveer later freed on bail.

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