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SC issues show cause notice against CIAA chief

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KATHMANDU — The Supreme Court on Monday issued a show-cause notice to Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Chief Lok Man Singh Karki.

A single bench of Justice Govinda Kumar Upadhyaya issued the show cause notice seeking Karki’s reply within three days responding to a contempt of court case filed by Shanta Dixit, wife of noted journalist and Sajha Yatayat Chairman Kanak Mani Dixit.

Dixit moved to the Apex court after Kanak’s arrest by the CIAA for investigation into a disproportionate property case against him, arguing that the anti-graft body breached due procedure in its investigation.

In January, a division bench of the then chief justice Kalyan Shrestha and justice Om Prakash Mishra had denied issuing interim order to Kanak Mani Dixit’s demand to stop the CIAA’s investigation against him but reminded the anti-graft body that no action should be taken against anyone without mentioning the jurisdiction and purpose as per the existing laws.

Earlier, the SC had directed that the CIAA should follow procedure while carrying out its investigation. Dixit had argued that a personal decision of a commissioner do not amount to process instead of a board decision.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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