October 15, 2019 10:25 PM NPT
RAUTAHAT, Oct 15: Rautahat District Court has extended the judicial custody of lawmaker and former minister Mohammad Aftab Alam by seven days.
A single bench of Justice Chitra Bahadur Gurung allowed police to remand Alam in custody.
Police on Sunday arrested him on the charge of his involvement in committing several murders in Rautahat district in April 2008.
Alam, who is also a Nepali Congress lawmaker, has been accused of killing dozens of persons in a massive blast in Rautahat. The blast, which occurred at the cowshed of Alam’s relative when the victims were making bombs, had allegedly left 14 dead and eight injured. Alam has been accused of taking the blast-injured and the dead to a nearby brick kiln and throwing them in the furnace to destroy any evidence.
Later, it was learnt that all those killed were making bombs to create terror in the Constituent Assembly elections to secure Alam’s win.
As per the investigation by police, Alam had killed eight of the injured witnesses in a brick kiln. A team of police led by DSP Nabin Karki arrested Alam at Idris Gate in Rajapur Municipality-1, while he was on his way to attend a tea reception organized by Nepali Congress in district headquarters, Gaur.