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.Follow @gorkhapost
4 held with illegal pharmaceutical drugs
SUNSARI — Police have arrested four people in possession of illegal pharmaceutical drugs at Dharan on Sunday.
Albert Gurung and Anish Tamang of Munal Chowk in Dharan-10, Nawaraj Gurung of Dharan-15 and Arun Chaudhary of Khanar in Itahari-11 were arrested on charge of smuggling and selling the illegal pharmaceutical drugs, according to the police.
The police arrested the accused during a routine check at Dharan-based Tinkune checkpost. The police have also recovered 630 ampules of nitrazepam, 140 ampules of nitrasone and seven bottles of dilex from the detainees.
The arrestees have been kept under the police custody for further investigation.Follow @gorkhapost