Alam’s remand extended yet again

Rautahat, October 25

Rautahat District Court today extended Nepali Congress lawmaker Mohammad Aftab Alam’s police custody by eight more days.

A single bench of district judge Keshavraj Pandey extended Alam’s remand for the third time. Earlier, the court had extended Alam’s remand by seven days for the first time and by five days for the second time. Alam was arrested on murder charges on October 13 and remanded to seven-day custody on October 15.

According to Rautahat District Police Office, Alam is accused of having packed injured persons in sacks, killing them and dumping their bodies in a brick kiln.

After the extension of the remand by eight more days, Alam told journalists that a false case was file against him to trap him. “My arrest is irrelevant and it is against the rule of law,” Alam said. He argued that he was arrested for political revenge. Alam was elected to the House of Representatives from Rautahat Constituency No 2 from the Nepali Congress.

To protest Alam’s arrest, Nepali Congress cadres and leaders from Rautahat today staged a silent rally covering their faces with black bandages.