A Dhaka court has summoned the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) officer investigating the 2012 murder of journalist couple Sagar Sarwar and Meherun Runi, reports bdnews24.com
On Wednesday, the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Majharul Hakim pulled up Assistant Superintendent Mahiuddin Ahmed and ordered him to appear before the court to render an explanation.
It has also fixed Mar 21 for submitting the investigation report.
On the morning of Feb 12, 2012, Maasranga Television News Editor Sagar and ATN Bangla Senior Reporter Runi were found stabbed to death in the bedroom of their apartment in Dhaka’s Razabazar.The couple’s only child Mahir Sarwar Megh was found in the apartment. The autopsy report said the couple died of wounds inflicted by sharp weapons possibly by amateurs.
After the gruesome killings, which shook the nation, Runi’s brother started a murder case with the Sher-e-Bangla Nagar police.
Then home minister Shahara Khatun had promised to catch the culprits within 48 hours.
The Detective Branch was given the job to investigate the murder, but the court transferred it to RAB after the detectives failed to find any lead in two months.
Nine months after Khatun’s assurance, erstwhile home minister Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir claimed major breakthrough at a press conference when a few arrests were made.
But five years on, RAB is still fumbling in the dark over the killings.
Mihir Sarwar Megh at a demonstration demanding justice for the killers of his parents.
This is the 47th time the court has extended the deadline for the investigation report, Court Police General Recording Officer Altaf Hossain told bdnews24.com.Six suspects are currently in prison over the case.
They are Enam Ahmed aka Humayun Kabir, Rofiqul Islam, Bokul Miah, ‘Mintu’ aka Barfira Mintu aka Masum Mintu, Kamrul Hasan Arun and Abu Sayeed.
Suspects Tanvir Rahman and Palash Rudra Paul are out on bail .
Palash and Enam were guards working at the victims’ building.
Despite the suspects being remanded several times, investigators failed to get a confession.