Rauthat, October 20
District Court Rautahat has given police permission to keep lawmaker Mohammad Aftab Alam, who has been accused of killing 23 people injured in the 2008 Rautahat blast, in custody for five more days.
This comes after the Alam spent seven days in police custody for investigation following a court order.
Alam was arrested in connection with his involvement in a bomb blast in Rautahat district in April 2008. The ex-minister has been accused of burning 23 of his cadres, including 21 Indian nationals, alive in a brick kiln in Rautahat. The cadres were reportedly making a bomb following Alam’s order and were injured when the bomb accidentally went off. Seven persons were killed in the blast.