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Sagar-Runi murder case

Probe report submission deferred for 84th time

Published : 26 Dec 2021 10:45 PM | Updated : 27 Dec 2021 02:17 PM

The submission date of the investigation report in the murder case of journalist couple Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi has been deferred for the 84th time.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Debdas Chandra Odhikari on Sunday asked the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) to submit the report by January 24 as the elite force failed to submit it on Sunday.

On March 2 last year, RAB had submitted a progress report in the Sagar-Runi murder case in affidavit form to the Attorney General’s Office.

According to the report, two unidentified people were involved in the murder.

Maasranga Television news editor Sagar Sarowar and his wife, ATN Bangla senior reporter Meherun Runi, were found dead at their rented apartment in the city’s West Rajabazar area on February 11, 2012.

Nousher Ali Roman, brother of Runi, had filed a case with Sher-e-Bangla police station the following day.

Police arrested Tanvir in connection with the murder case on October 1, 2012. Later, he secured bail in 2014.

Law enforcers have so far arrested eight people, including Tanvir, in connection with the murder. The seven other suspects are Rafiqul Islam, Bakul Mia, Abu Syed, Mintu alias Baggira Mintu alias Masum Mintu, Quamrul Hasan alias Arun, security guard Enam Ahmed alias Humayun Kabir and Palash Rudra Pal.

At first, the investigating officer of the case was a Sub-Inspector of Sher-e-Bangla police station. Four days later, the investigation of the sensational murder case was handed over to the Dhaka Metropolitan Detective Police (DB). 

After more than two months of investigation, DB failed to unravel the mystery. Later, on April 18 of the same year, the investigation of the murder case was handed over to the RAB by the order of the High Court.

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