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Sagar- Runi murder

RAB fails to submit charge sheet in 9 years

Published : 24 Jan 2022 10:25 PM | Updated : 25 Jan 2022 01:41 PM

Nearly ten years after the murder of journalist couple Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi in their home, the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) is yet to file the investigation report in court.

On Monday, a Dhaka court yet again rescheduled the deadline for filling the report. 

Metropolitan Magistrate Md Torikul Islam ordered the elite police unit to file it by February 23 as the investigating officer sought more time.

Investigators have sought time a total of 85 times for the probe into the killings. Sub-inspector Jalal Uddin of the court confirmed it.

Metropolitan magistrate Tariqul Islam fixed the new date for submitting the probe report.

On March 2 last year, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) submitted a progress report in 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 11 February 2012.

Nousher Ali Roman, brother of Runi, filed a case with Sher-e-Banglanagar Police Station on 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 case.

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.

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