Sagar-Runi murder case: Probe report submission deferred for 103rd time 

Meherun Runi and Sagar Sarowar
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A Dhaka court on Thursday once again set 19 December as the deadline for the submission of the probe report in the murder case of the journalist couple Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi. 

With this, the deadline for submitting the probe report in the case has been deferred for the 103rd time. 

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) was supposed to submit the report on Thursday, but as it failed to do so, Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Shafi Uddin fixed a new date for its submission. 

On 2 March 2021, RAB submitted a progress report in the 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. 

Maasranga Television News Editor Sagar Sarowar and his wife ATN Bangla senior reporter Meherun Runi were found dead at their rented apartment in the city’s West Rajabazar area on 11 February 2012. 

Nousher Ali Roman, brother of Runi, filed a case with Sher-e-Banglanagar Police Station on the following day. 

Police arrested Tanvir Rahman in connection with the murder case on 1 October, 2012. Later, he secured bail in 2014. 

Law enforcers have so far arrested eight people, including Tanvir, in connection with the murder case. 

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.