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.Follow @gorkhapost
Nirmala Panta rape, murder case : Locals protest after wrong suspect paraded
BHIMDUTTANAGAR — Locals who were protesting against the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality, have enforced shutdown in Bhimduttanagar Bazaar on Tuesday, protesting police’s failure to reveal facts behind the murder of 13-year-old girl and parading wrong suspect on Monday.
The District Police Office, organising a press conference on Monday,had made public Dilip Singh Bista (41), of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality-19 as Nirmala’s murderer.
Locals have shut down the market area stating that police were not being able to make public the true murderer(s) as they are not convinced by the findings of police citing that Bista was mentally unsound, according to the District Police Office.
Transportation has also been halted.
Bista, a resident of Khanna Chauraha area in Bhimdutta Municipality-19, was apprehended near the scene of crime on Sunday, according to police.
Police making public the wrong suspect has infuriated the locals and fueled the protest.
The agitators including various civil society organisations and human rights defenders have been picketing the District Administration Office and staging rally on the street mounting pressure on the police to reveal the facts behind the heinous crime.
Meanwhile, it had been learnt that police have fired rounds of teargas shells to contain the agitated mob.
Nirmala was found murdered in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.Follow @gorkhapost