Aftab’s judicial custody extended for eight days

2008 Rautahat Blast

RAUTAHAT, Oct 25: Rautahat District Court on Friday extended the judicial custody of Nepali Congress lawmaker Mohammad Aftab Alam for eight days.

Aftab has been accused of allegedly burning the 14 dead and eight injured victims of 2008 Rautahat blast–that occurred in a cowshed of Sheikh Idri, a relative of Alam–in a brick kiln to destroy the evidence.

His cadres were making a bomb on the eve of the 2008 Constituency Assembly elections when the bomb went off in Rautahat, Farhadwa – 4.

Aftab was arrested on October 13 based on the statements given by two accused during the police investigation.

This is the third time his judicial custody has been extended.