High Court summons IO of Sagar-Runi murder case | The Daily Star
03:33 PM, October 20, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 09:40 PM, October 20, 2019

HC summons IO of Sagar-Runi murder case

The High Court today summoned the investigation officer (IO) of journalist couple Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi murder case to know the progress of their investigation.

The IO has been asked to appear before the court with the case dockets on November 6.

The HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order while hearing a petition filed by an accused, Tanvir Rahman who is now on bail.

Tanvir, an official of an English medium school in Dhaka, recently submitted a petition to the HC for scrapping the trial proceedings against him of the case.

His lawyer Advocate Fawzia Karim Firoze told the court that his client is “innocent” but he is still an accused of the case as the investigation of the case was not completed.

Tanvir is a young man but he could not get married as the case is pending against him, the lawyer said.

After holding the hearing, the court issued a rule asking the government to explain in two weeks why the proceedings of the case against Tanvir could not be quashed.

On March 8, 2015, the HC granted bail to Tanvir Rahman, an accused in journalist couple Sagar-Runi murder case.

Sagar, news editor at private TV station Maasranga, and his wife Runi, senior reporter at ATN Bangla, were killed in the small hours of February 11, 2012 at their rented flat in West Razabazar area of Dhaka.

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