A High Court bench yesterday declined to hear a bail petition filed by Tanvir Rahman, an official of Scholastica School in Dhaka, in connection with the journalist couple Sagar-Runi murder case.
The bench of Justice Md Rezaul Haque and Justice Gobinda Chandra Tagore returned the petition to Tanvir's lawyer, saying Justice Haque had “some personal problems” in hearing the petition.
The judges, however, told Tanvir's lawyer Fawzia Karim Firoze that she could move the same petition before another HC bench. Fawzia said she would move it next week.
Tanvir filed the bail petition in late July, saying he was detained on suspicion in the murder case, and he had been suffering for around 21 months without trial.
The petition also said he was remanded for eight days, although his name was not on the FIR, and there was no specific allegation against him. Sagar Sarowar, news editor of Maasranga TV, and his wife Meherun Runi, senior reporter of ATN Bangla, were killed in their rented flat in the capital on February 11, 2012.