ASP Jafar Ullah of RAB, the officer investigating the murder of the couple Sagar and Runi turned up to the High Court on Wednesday.
The bench of Justice Md Shawkat Hossain and Justice Mustafa Zaman Islam, however, dropped the matter from its cause list as it was ‘not authorised’ to hear it.
It asked the matter to be put forward to an HC bench ‘authorised to hear bail pleas’ or to the Chief Justice.
On Feb 18, the bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Mohammad Ullah summoned the investigation officer after three suspects in the case filed bail petitions.
The matter was forwarded to the bench of Justices Hossain and Islam as Justice Rahim has been made the head of International Crimes Tribunal-1.
Defence counsel Masud Hossain Dolon told the media Wednesday that they would present the issue to the Chief Justice.
In 2012, Maasranga Television News Editor Sagar Sarowar and ATN Bangla Senior Reporter Meherun Runi were stabbed to death in the bedroom of their apartment in Dhaka’s Razabazaar area.
After the police failed to achieve a breakthrough in the case, the High Court asked the RAB to take over the probe in Apr, 2012.