Shifting Sagar-Runi case to RAB | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 20, 2012 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, April 20, 2012

Editorial

Shifting Sagar-Runi case to RAB

Poor reflection on police efficiency

The High Court has been constrained to order the transfer of the journalist's couple murder case from the detective branch to RAB, there being no palpable progress in the inquiry into the murder in the more than two months since the unfortunate couple were found murdered in their apartment on 11 Feb.
We would hope that the relevant persons, particularly the Home Minister and the IGP, comprehend the meaning of such an order. This we are afraid is a testimony to their abhorrent and unacceptable inefficiency, and particularly that of the DB.
We feel the Home Minister owes not only an apology but also an explanation to the public for several reasons. Firstly, given that there has not been any breakthrough in the case she has been hoodwinking the people all along by offering false hopes when all the time she was well aware of the status of the probe. She started with initially assuring a breakthrough within 48 hours and since then has been painting a false and make-believe situation to the people. We were, unfortunately, being fed on virtual lies as apparent from the admission by the DB to the HC bench that there has been precious little by way of progress in the case. Just think of the condition of the relatives of the victims who are eagerly waiting to see the killers nabbed and brought to justice.
This too is a reflection on the abysmal inefficiency of the Home Minister and the abominable way the case has been handled so far. We wonder why, knowing that the DB investigation was going nowhere, did she not act proactively and entrust the job to other better equipped departments in her ministry instead of waiting for the HC to do so?
We demand a quick breakthrough in the case and would hope that RAB would live up to our expectations.

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