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SAGAR-RUNI MURDER

Inu regrets govt failure

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Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu, addressing a press briefing at Secretariat today, says sorry over government failure to unearth the motive behind Sagar-Runi killing. Photo: STAR
Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu, addressing a press briefing at Secretariat today, says sorry over government failure to unearth the motive behind Sagar-Runi killing. Photo: STAR

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu today expressed deep regret over the government's failure to unearth the motive behind the killing of journalist couple Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi.

Exactly two years into the killing, the minister said he would request the home minister in this regard.

"I will talk to the home ministry to dig out the reason behind the killings immediately," Inu said at a press briefing at his ministry.

Sagar, a news editor at private TV channel Maasranga, and his wife Runi, a senior reporter at ATN Bangla, were murdered at their West Rajabazar residence in the capital on February 11, 2012.

'Encounter to stop anarchy'

On another note, the minister termed BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's claim on the killings of the party activists a 'big lie'.

"Some incidents of encounter occurred in a bid to bring back the country from anarchy and to resist attacks on law enforcers," he admitted.

Inu was replying to reporters, who sought his comment on Khaleda's recent claim that 152 NP-led alliance leaders and activists were killed across the country between December 26 and January 27 this year.

Inu said, "Instead of practicing regular politics, she has chosen the path of violence and is lying as part of her strategy after embracing abnormal politics."

When the government had been trying to stabilise the country, Khaleda was attempting to create chaos through providing false information, he claimed.

Published: 12:03 am Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Last modified: 9:19 pm Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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