Dhaka, May 22: A metropolitan magistrate court in Dhaka on Monday extended till June 22 the deadline for submitting the probe report of a case filed over the murder of journalist couple Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi in February 2012.
With this, the deadline for submission of probe report in the case has been deferred for the 98th time.
Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Md Rashidul Alam passed the order after the Rapid Action Battalion additional superintendent of police, Khondoker Md Shafiqul Alam, also investigation officer of the case, failed to submit the report on Monday.
On April 9 this year, the same court asked the RAB to submit the probe report by May 22.
On March 2, 2021, the elite force submitted a progress report on Sagar-Runi murder case in affidavit form to the attorney general’s office.
According to the report, two unidentified people were involved in the murder, UNB reported.
Sagar, news editor of private television channel Maasranga, and his wife Runi, a reporter of ATN Bangla, were stabbed to death in their rented apartment in Dhaka’s West Raja Bazar area in front of their minor son on February 11, 2012.
The 11-year-long investigation hardly made any progress.
Nousher Ali Roman, brother of Runi, filed a case with the Sher-e-Banglanagar police on the following day of the gruesome murder.
Police arrested one Tanvir in connection with the murder on October 1, 2012. Later, he secured bail in 2014.
Law enforcers have so far arrested eight people, including Tanvir, in connection with the murder.
The seven other suspects are Rafiqul Islam, Bakul Mia, Abu Syed, Mintu, alias Baggira Mintu, alias Masum Mintu, Quamrul Hasan, alias Arun, security guard Enam Ahmed, alias Humayun Kabir and Palash Rudra Pal.