The High Court on Wednesday gave the Police Bureau of Investigation sixty more days for further investigation into the much-talked-about murder case of Sagira Morshed.
A HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mustafizur Rahman issued the order responding to a petition by PBI.
Sagira was killed at Siddheswari Road in the city on July 25, 1989 as she went to bring her daughter home from Viqarunnisa Noon School and College.
Riding a motorcycle, two people tried to snatch her gold bangle. At one stage, they gunned her down when she was trying to flee the spot. She, however, succumbed to her injuries on the way to hospital.
After ages of the incident, PBI recently found that it was not merely a mugging incident and sought the court’s attention in this regard.
On June 26 this year, the High Court dismissed a petition filed against the order of further inquiry into the case, allowing resumption of the trial.
On November 13, the investigating authorities found that Sagira was murdered following family feud as two relatives of the deceased – Dr Hasan, her brother-in-law and his wife Shahin Chowdhury – confessed their involvement in the killing before Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Tofazzal Hossain.
According to crimes, information and prosecution department of Police, PBI arrested Dr Hasan after he returned home recently from abroad and produced him before the magistrate’s court.
On Wednesday, the HC ordered PBI to complete a further investigation into the case within 60 days and asked the trial court to finish its judgment procedure within 90 days after the probe.
Deputy Attorney General Sarwar Hossain Bappi represented the state in the court.