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CIAA nabs journo Dixit

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KATHMANDU — The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) arrested senior journalist and civil society leader Kanak Mani Dixit to probe into corruption cases against him.

A team of police deployed by the anti-corruption constitutional body on Friday arrested Dixit from Patan Dhoka in Lalitpur district. However, the CIAA has not revealed the reason behind his arrest.

Dixit, the publisher of Himal and Nepali Times magazines, is additionally the Chairman of Sajha Yatayat.

Earlier in December, the Commission had summoned Dixit to its office to inquire about sources of income. Dixit, however, had challenged the Commission’s move at the Supreme Court.

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Notorious criminal Manoj Pun killed in police encounter

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Notorious criminal Manoj Pun killed in police encounter

RUPANDEHI — Notorious criminal Manoj Pun has been killed in an encounter with the police in Devdaha of Rupandehi early Wednesday morning, police said.

Along with Pun, his aid Som Ale also killed in the firing, Rupandehi SP Shyam Gyawali said. Both succumbed to their injuries at Lumbini Zonal Hospital while undergoing treatment.

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According to the police, Pun was the main accused in the murder case of Youth Force leader Durga Tiwari. Tiwari was shot dead in Rupandehi district. He was also allegedly involved in the recent murder of businessman Sharad Gauchan.

Pun along with his aide Som Bahadur Ale was shot at after the duo opened fired at and tried to escape the police, the police said.

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