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Probe report submission deferred for 105th time - EN-vinnabarta

Probe report submission deferred for 105th time

Vinnabarta Desk
  • Update Time : Tuesday, January 23, 2024
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A Dhaka metropolitan magistrate court on Tuesday extended till February 27 the deadline for submitting the probe report in a case filed for the murder of journalist couple Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi in February 2012.

Metropolitan magistrate Md Saif Uddin ordered the 105th extension of the deadline as the Rapid Action Battalion failed to submit the report on the day and sought the extension, court officials said.

Sagar, then news editor of Maasranga Television, and Runi, then senior reporter of ATN Bangla, were murdered at their rented flat at West Razabazar in Dhaka on February 11, 2012.

Their only son, Mahir Sarowar Megh, then 5, was at the flat at that time.

Nousher Ali Roman, brother of Runi, filed the case with the Sher-e-Bangla Nagar police station the following day.

The double murder sparked a nationwide outcry, particularly among journalists. Since the murder, the journalist community has been demanding justice.

There has, however, been hardly any progress in the investigation in the past 12 years despite repeated assurances from the authorities.