The District Court Morang has started recording statement of Chudamani Upreti, alias Gore, the alleged mastermind of the 33 kg gold smuggling case.
While recording the statement, Gore said that he was innocent and was framed. Gore revealed that many other persons are also involved in the gold smuggling racket, a source said.
A single bench of District Judge Narayan Prasad Sharma had also inquired Gore by showing the video clips of torture they inflicted on Sanam Shakya, the alleged gold carrier who was electrocuted to death, and other clips related to the case.
Public prosecutors are trying to extract more information from Gore by showing the pictures presented at the court.
A special team formed to probe the gold smuggling case led by Home Ministry Joint-secretary Ishwor Poudel, had arrested Gore from Gaurighat in Kathmandu on Tuesday morning.
Gore had entered Nepal last week from India via Jhapa before heading for Kathmandu. He was paraded before the media at the premises of the Home Ministry.