A Dhaka court on Sunday allowed law enforcers to grill in their custody for five days five other suspects of the murder of journalist couple Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi. The five – Kamrul Hassan Arun, ‘Rafique’, ‘Bakul’,’Syed’ and Mintu Peyada – are also accused of the murder of BMA leader Dr Narayan Chandra Nitai. Arun was Nitai’s driver while the rest were dubbed as ‘professional robbers’ by the police.
Dhaka’s Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Keshab Roy Chowdhury approved the remand following a Oct 10 petition by RAB’s Investigation and Forensic Wing officer, Senior Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mohammad Zafar Ullah. He asked for 10 days to grill them after they were shown arrested for the journalist couple’s murder.
Among the five, four were placed in police custody in the morning. The hearing on Mintu’s remand appeal was held in the afternoon in connection to another case.
Post and Telecommunication Minister Shahara Khatun’s lawyer Abbas Uddin Matabbor argued for the accused at the hearing.
The accused and their family member pleaded innocence at the court room and court premises. They said they were not involved with murder case of the journalist couple in any way.
Opposing the remand plea, Matabbor said,” We also want trial of the killers of Sagar and Runi.”
“But why have they been accused falsely without arresting the real accused,” he questioned.
uplod 14 oct, Newsroom