One of the accused of Rautahat mass killing arrested
The arrested mentioned that former lawmaker Mohammad Aftab Alam had directed him to throw individuals in a brick kiln
KATHMU: Police on Saturday arrested one of many accused of a mass killing in Rautahat district in 2008.
Acting on a tip-off, the Province 2 Police arrested Mukti Shah, 55, a resident of Bara, from the border area in Bara for his alleged involvement in throwing almost two dozen individuals in his brick kiln, confirmed a police officer.
In 2008, a large blast occurred in Rautahat district, leaving 14 lifeless eight injured. It was later learnt that the lifeless blast-injured have been thrown into a close-by brick kiln to destroy proof.
It was learnt that they [blast-injured dead] have been making bombs in a cowshed to create terror within the 2008 Constituent Assembly elections to safe Nepali Congress chief Mohammad Aftab Alam’s win.
“We arrested Shah yesterday night. During the interrogation, the arrested mentioned that former lawmaker Mohammad Aftab Alam had directed him to throw virtually two dozen individuals within the brick kiln. He was one of many masons on the brick kiln,” Deputy Inspector General Dhiraj Pratap Singh, who can also be the chief of Province 2 Police, instructed Republica Online over the telephone.
He added that police are nonetheless interrogating the arrested for additional investigation into the mass killing.
In reference to the blast, Mohammad Aftab Alam, a former Nepali Congress lawmaker, can also be in judicial custody for investigation into the mass homicide of just about two dozen individuals.