HC asks for probe progress report
The High Court yesterday asked for a progress report on the investigation into the case of journalist couple Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi killing.
The inspector general of police (IGP) has been directed to submit the progress report to the HC by tomorrow.
Sagar, news editor at Maasranga TV, and his wife Runi, senior reporter at ATN Bangla, were found murdered at their West Rajabazar residence in the city on February 11.
The HC bench of Justice AHM Shamsuddin Choudhury Manik and Justice Jahangir Hossain Selim came up with the order yesterday while hearing a rule earlier issued by it.
Earlier, the Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh filed a writ petition with the High Court as no visible progress was made in the probe.
On February 28, the bench issued the rule asking the home secretary and IGP to explain within two weeks why they should not be directed to find out the motive for the murder of the journalist couple and bring the killers to justice.
The court on that day also directed the IGP to submit a progress report on the investigation into the killing before it in two weeks, Deputy Attorney General (DAG) ABM Altaf Hossain told The Daily Star yesterday.
During yesterday's proceedings, the judges enquired the DAG about the compliance of the rule and order.
DAG Altaf said that his office had not got any compliance report from the authorities concerned of the government till yesterday.
The court then told the DAG that the government has failed to comply with its order, and also asked him to inform the government about its concern.
After the court passed the order, DAG Altaf informed the IGP office about HC order for submitting the report on the progress of investigation into the Sagar-Runi murder case by tomorrow.
The IGP office told him (DAG) that they did not get the copy of February 28 order of the HC till date, DAG Altaf told this correspondent.