Another Sagar-Runi killing suspect gets bail
The High Court yesterday granted ad-interim bail to Palash Rudra Paul, a suspect in the journalist couple Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi murder case, and issued a rule asking the government to explain why he should not get regular bail.
Palash, who filed a petition seeking bail, was a security guard at the apartment building in the capital where the two were killed three years ago by "unidentified assassins".
Assistant Attorney General Shahidul Islam Khan told The Daily Star that the bail order would remain in force till disposal of the rule, but the government would challenge the order at the Supreme Court.
The same bench granted ad-interim bail to Tanvir Rahman, another suspect, on December 2 last year.
Sagar, news editor of Maasranga TV, and his wife Runi, senior reporter of ATN Bangla, were slain at their rented flat on February 11, 2012. The next day, Runi's brother filed a murder case accusing unidentified people. So far police have arrested at least nine suspects.