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Supreme Court orders CIAA to furnish details on Dixit’s arrest

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KATHMANDU — The Supreme Court on Thursday requested the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) to furnish details on why it arrested journalist and rights activist Kanak Mani Dixit.

A single seat of Chief Justice Sushila Karki issued the order asking the CIAA to furnish the reasons for his detention.

Hearing on a habeas corpus writ, filed by the detainee’s wife Shanta, the apex court also ordered the Commission to produce Dixit before the Court on coming Monday.

Shanta had filed the writ yesterday claiming Dixit, also the Chairman of Sajha Yatayat, was detained by the anti-graft body illegally.

Earlier on April 14, the Special Court allowed the CIAA to keep Dixit in custody for 10 days for investigation into the charges against him.

Dixit was arrested by the CIAA on April 22 on the charge of amassing illegal property by abusing public post.

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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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