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HC summons IO of Sagar-Runi murder case

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Staff Reporter :
The High Court on Sunday summoned the investigation officer (IO) of the journalist couple Sagar-Runi murder case as he couldn't submit the probe report even in last seven years.
The officer has to appear in the High Court on November 6 with all the case documents.
The High Court bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order after hearing a petition filed by an accused of the
case, Tanveer Rahman. Deputy Attorney General of the concerned High Court bench, Sarwar Hossain Bappy, confirmed it. Advocate Fawzia Karim Firoze appeared in the court on behalf of Tanveer Rahman.
Earlier on October 1, 2019, a Dhaka court asked Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) to submit probe report of journalist couple Sagar-Runi murder case by November 14.
Metropolitan Magistrate Debobrata Biswas fixed the new date of submission of the report as the investigation officer of the case didn't submit any report on that day.
Earlier, different courts expressed their dissatisfaction at the agency's failure to unearth the real clue of the murder and to arrest the real culprits.
Sagar Sarowar, News Editor of private TV channel Maasranga, and his wife Meherun Runi, Senior Reporter of another channel ATN Bangla, were killed at their rented flat in the capital's West Rajabazar on February 11 in 2012.
Their only son Mahir Sarowar Megh, then 5, was home at that time. Following the murder, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police had started an investigation into the case filed in this connection.
Later, the case was shifted to DB police. However, on April 18, 2012, the High Court, in an order, shifted the case to RAB for investigation as the former had expressed its inability to resolve the case.
At least eight people including Rafiqul Islam, Bakul Miah, Masum Mintu, Kamrul Hasan alias Arun, Abu Sayeed, two security guards of the couple's house Palash Rudra Paul and Enamul Hoque and the couple's "family friend" Tanveer Rahman had been arrested but Tanveer got later freed on bail.

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