KATHMANDU, Nov 12: While the hearings over Mohammad Alam's involvement in killing nearly two dozen people in a bomb blast and subsequently throwing them into a brick kiln is underway at Rautahat District Court, the victims are changing their court statements. Lawyers for the victims say the court statements are being changed under pressure in an attempt to weaken the high-profile mass murder case.

RAUTAHAT, Nov 6: As the recording of a statement from suspended lawmaker Mohammad Aftab Alam was delayed on Tuesday after his lawyers demanded copies of the charge sheet filed against him, Rautahat District Court is recording the statement of the Nepali Congress leader on Wednesday also.

RAUTAHAT, Oct 25: Police have sent for laboratory tests clothing items of victims of a bomb blast in Rautahat in 2008 and ashes from the brick kiln into which they were allegedly thrown and killed. Former minister Mohammad Aftab Alam is alleged to be behind the killings.

KATHMANDU, Oct 23: The District Police Office, Rautahat has decided to summon the then administrative heads in the district including the chief district officer, the district chief of the Armed Police Force and the government attorney as part of investigations into the murder of eight individuals who were injured in a bomb explosion in the district 12 years ago.

RAUTAHAT, Oct 16: The Rautahat District Court on Tuesday has remanded suspended lawmaker and former minister Mohammad Aftab Alam to judicial custody for seven days for investigations.

KATHMANDU, Oct 14: At about 2 pm on April 9, 2008 a group of local leaders affiliated to the Nepali Congress came to Sri Narayan Singh’s home in Rajkot in Rautahat district. It was the eve of the 2008 historic Constituent Assembly elections.