Sagar-Runi murder: Rab fails to file probe report for 93rd time
A Dhaka court today (October 31, 2022) again asked Rapid Action Battalion to submit -- by December 1 -- the probe report of the murder case of journalist couple Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi.
With this, the deadline for submission of the report has been rescheduled for 93 times.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Md Rashidul Alam passed the order after Rab Additional Superintendent of Police Khondoker Md Shafiqul Alam, also the investigation officer of the case, failed to submit the report today, court sources said.
On September 26, another Dhaka court asked Rab to submit the probe report by today.
Earlier, two separate courts expressed dissatisfaction over the investigation and their failure to unearth the real clue of the murder and to arrest the real culprits.
Sagar, news editor at private TV channel Maasranga, and his wife Runi, senior reporter at ATN Bangla, were killed in the early hours of February 11, 2012, in their rented flat in the capital's West Razabazar.
Their only son Mahir Sarowar Megh, then 5, was home at that time.
After investigation by Sher-e-Bangla Nagar police and detectives, the Rapid Action Battalion started a further probe on April 18, 2012.