The High Court granted interim bail to Tanvir Rahman, one of the accused in journalist couple Sagar-Runi murder case.
The two-member HC bench of Justice Md Nizamul Huq and Justice SH Md Nurul Huda Jaigirdar on Tuesday granted the bail upon a petition filed by Tanvir.
The HC also issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain as to why he should not be granted permanent bail in the case.
Tanvir’s lawyer Fouzia Karim Feroz confirmed the matter to the reporters.
Tanvir, a friend of the slain journalist couple, was arrested on October 1, 2012. He is now in the Kashimpur high security prison.
The NHRC filed the bail petition keeping the request of Tanvir’s father as there is no specific allegation against the arrestee.
Journalist couple Sagar Sarwar and Meherun Runi were found dead at their rented house in the capital’s West Rajabazar on February 11, 2012.