Congress to cooperate in Alam’s probe

Kathmandu, October 19

Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba today said the main opposition party would cooperate with the government for fair investigation into the murder charge levelled against member of the House of Representatives Mohammad Aftab Alam without any bias and pressure.

Alam, who is also a central member of the NC, was recently arrested for allegedly masterminding the murder of more than 20 persons by tossing them into a brick kiln alive after they were injured while making bombs in 2008. He was elected HoR member from Rautahat Constituency-2.

A press statement issued by Deuba said, “Procedural delay in any serious case will cause adverse impact on fact-finding investigation to prove a person guilty or innocent. I hinted at the same in the 12-year-old case of Alam,” the statement read.

Earlier, Deuba was criticised for his remarks at a programme organised in Bode of Bhaktapur yesterday where he had said Alam’s arrest was a conspiracy against the NC. Deuba said he issued the statement to clarify yesterday’s remarks and clear the confusion regarding his party’s stance on Alam’s case.

“The NC believes in rule of law and will never go against fair investigation or inquiry into any case. I firmly believe no innocent person should be punished and no guilty should get impunity,” he said in the statement.