Friday, 16 April, 2021

Hearing of former Minister Alam continues on Friday

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By Sanjay Kumar Mishra
Gaur, Nov. 8: Hearing of suspended lawmaker and former Minister Mohammad Aftab Alam continued on Friday.
Hearing of Alam, an NC leader, began at the closed single bench of Judge Deepak Dhakal. Public prosecutors from Parsa District’s District Judge Rudra Prasad Panthi and Rautahat Attorney Office’s joint attorney Ram Prasad Panthi had joined the hearing on behalf of the government side.
Advocates Dr. Kumar Sharma Acharya, Pushpa Raj Poudel, Ashik Kumar Karki and Dinesh Tripathi, among 10 others, have been participating in the hearing on behalf of Alam.
Considering insufficient time for continuing the hearing on Friday, Alam was ordered to be sent to the police custody on the condition of presenting him to the court on Sunday, according to Rautahat District’s registrar Guna Raj Parajuli.
District Attorney Khadindra Raj Katuwal of Rautahat said that the public prosecutors had sought action against him as per the Supreme Court’s past verdicts, international courts’ verdicts in the crime of similar nature and as per the Section 67 of the existing Criminal (Code) Act-2017.
Also, advocates from the victim’s side had also sought that the then Home Minister, police chief and area chief of the concerned district, including the then IGP of Nepal Police Om Bikram Rana should be brought under investigation.
Hearing of Alam has been continuing at the District Court in Rautahat from Tuesday.
The District Government Attorney on Monday had filed three separate charge sheets, including homicide, against Alam for his alleged involvement in committing several murders in Rautahat in April 2008.
The attorney office of Rautahat had filed the case against them for their alleged involvement in three criminal acts – use of explosives, murders, and attempted murder — as per the recommendation of the District Police Office, Rautahat. The office has sought life imprisonment for Alam and 10 others.