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Supreme Court orders Dixit’s release

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KATHMANDU — The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority to release Sajha Yatayat Chairperson Kanak Mani Dixit from detention.

Responding to a habeas corpus petition filed by Dixit’s wife Shanta, a division bench of the Acting Chief Justice Sushila Karki and Justice Jagadish Sharma Paudel scrapped the Special Court’s decision to remand Dixit to a 10-day judicial custody.

Dixit was released immediately after the court’s order but was taken to Intensive Care Unit of Bir Hospital, as he suffered hypertension, said his btother Kunda Dixit.

The Supreme Court stated that the Special Court’s order to remand Dixit did not mention the jurisdiction and purpose of the investigation and did not care whether the investigation was satisfactory or not.

The division benches additionally ordered the CIAA to investigate and prosecute Dixit in the corruption case while releasing him.

The CIAA on Monday produced Dixit at the apex court following Thursday’s court order to present Dixit before the court.

Dixit’s wife Shanta on Wednesday had registered the petition at the apex court claiming that the arrest was illegal.

The Special Court on April 24 had remanded Dixit to a 10-day judicial custody. Dixit was arrested on April 22 on the charge of amassing property through illegal means.

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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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