Feb 11, Kathmandu- Rautahat District Court has issued an order to summon witnesses in the case against Nepali Congress leader and former minister Mohammad Aftab Alam.
Almost 4 years after the trial started, the single bench of Judge Matrikaprasad Acharya ordered the production of witnesses in the case against Alam. With that order, after the deadline, the witnesses will appear in the court and the court will take their statements. After receiving the bank letter, re-examination will be assigned. The bomb brought to rig the Constituent Assembly election exploded in the shed of Alam's uncle Shesha Idris on 27th Chaitra 2064.
After almost 12 years, Alam was arrested on Ashwin 26, on the charge of taking the injured and the dead to the brick kiln and burning them. He has been in prison since 29 Kartik 2076. After the Rautahat District Court ordered him to be sent to jail for preliminary investigation, he approached the Birgunj High Court against that order.
The High Court upheld the order of the district on 24th Magh 2076. After that, he filed a petition in the Supreme Court asking that he be freed from prison and allowed to fight the case on a regular date. After the Supreme Court upheld the order of the district, he is in custody pending trial.