KATHMANDU: The Special Court on Tuesday remanded five footballers, who were arrested on charge of match-fixing on October 14, to custody for 17 days.

They were presented before the Court this afternoon.

Out of 17 days, 14 days have already been passed and only three days remain now.

Police had filed treason charges against the footballers for match-fixing the international games that Nepal played and rigging the results in exchange of kickbacks and thereby inflicting shame to the country.

Match-fixing accused footballers being taken to custody of Metropolitan Police Crime Division (MCPD) in Teku on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. Photo: Udipt Singh Chhetry/ THT

A police team deployed from Metropolitan Police Crime Division (MPCD) had apprehended captain Thapa, vice-captain Sandip Rai, goalkeeper Ritesh Thapa, former national defender Bikash Singh Chhetri, and former national player and former coach of Three Star Club Anjan KC from different places of the Kathmandu Valley.

All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) on October 15 had suspended the tainted footballers from all football-related activities until the investigation concludes.

Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on October 19 had provisionally suspended the five footballers linked to match-fixing.