Court orders additional five-day remand for NC leader Alam

RAUTAHAT: The Rautahat District Court on Sunday has ordered additional five days of remand for Nepali Congress leader Mohammad Aftab Alam, in connection with his alleged involvement in the murder of at least 22 of those injured in the bomb blast that took place in 2008.

Earlier, a police team led by DSP Nabin Karki had arrested Alam from his residence last week on the charge of his involvement in an explosion in Rajpur Kharadawa on April 9, 2008.

The explosion had occurred while Alam was getting people to make bombs in his house with the intention of seizing election booths on the eve of the first Constituent Assembly election. Eight persons, including Oshi Akhtar and Trilok Pratap Singh of Yamunamai Rural Municipality, were seriously injured in the blast.

This is the second time the district court remanded Alam, elected member of HoR from Rautahat Constituency, in custody for five days for investigation.