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Sagar-Runi Murder

Probe report delayed for 82nd time

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 26 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Probe report delayed for 82nd time

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A Dhaka court on Monday again asked Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) to submit  the probe report by November 24 in a case filed over the murders of journalist couple Sagar-Runi in 2012.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Shahidul Islam passed the order after RAB failed to submit the probe report on the scheduled day. With the latest deferment, the investigation officers have so far taken 82 dates to complete the probe but there is no visible progress of the probe till now.

Even, the High Court in 2019 also expressed disappointment at the lack of significant progress in the investigation into the sensational murder case.

According to the case, Sagar Sarwar, news editor at private TV channel Maasranga, and his wife Meherun Runi, a senior reporter at ATN Bangla, were killed in the early hours of February 11, 2012 in their rented flat in the capital’s West Razabazar.  Soon after the incident, Runi’s brother Nawsher Alom filed a murder case with Sher-E-Bangla Nagar Police Station.

After the failure of the police and detectives in submitting the probe report in the twin murder case, RAB on April 18, 2012 started probing the case.