KATHMANDU: Mohammad Aftab Alam, Nepali Congress (NC) lawmaker, who was arrested in Rautahat on Sunday morning on the charge of murdering 14 persons, has lost his status of a lawmaker.
With the arrest, Alam cannot exercise his right, including his remuneration and benefits, as a lawmaker.
The decision to this effect was made after police formally informed the federal parliament secretariat about his arrest.
He was arrested over a connection to a bombing on April 9, 2008.
Alam will face suspension only if the court finds him guilty. The position of a lawmaker will also be vacant after that.
The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police has been investigating the incident.
The cadres were reportedly making a bomb following Alam’s order and were injured when the bomb accidentally went off.