November 7, 2019 05:12 PM NPT
By: Madan Thakur
RAUTAHAT, Nov 7: The hearing over an alleged murder case against Congress leader Mohammad Aftab Alam has been over on Thursday.
District Court Rautahat conducted a three-day hearing since Tuesday. On the first day, Alam was asked nine questions at the bench of judge Dipak Dhaka. Alam faced 25 and 26 questions in the successive days.
During the hearing, Alam denied allegations against him.
The District Attorney’s Office (DAO), Rautahat filed a case against Alam and 10 others for their alleged involvement in committing multiple murders in Rautahat in 2008. The case against the accused includes three charges – use of explosives, murder, and attempted murder.
Alam was arrested on October 13 on the charge of the murder of dozens of people in and after a massive blast in Rautahat. It is alleged that Alam’s men were making bombs on the eve of the first Constitution Assembly elections in 2008 when an accidental explosion of one of the devices left 14 people dead and eight others injured.
All those killed were making the bombs to create terror during the elections and sway the vote to secure Alam’s victory. Alam has been accused of taking all the dead and injured to a nearby brick kiln and throwing them into the furnace to destroy all evidence of the fatal blast.