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Supreme Court asks CIAA to show reasons behind Dixit's arrest

The Supreme Court has issued an order in the name of the anti-graft body, Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), to show the reason in written why senior journalist Kanak Mani Dixit was arrested.

According to the www.himalkhabar.com, a news portal run by the Himal Media, the CIAA is asked to produce Dixit before the court on coming Monday (May 2) along with the written reason of his arrest.

Dixit's spouse, Shanta had filed a writ petition at Supreme Court on April 27, arguing that the CIAA had detained Mr Dixit illegally.

The CIAA had detained Dixit from his residence on April 22.

Meanwhile, the civil society is quite agitated and launching campaign, demanding the release of senior journalist Kanak Mani Dixit.

Arrest of Mr Dixit does not fall under the jurisdiction of CIAA, and it is a biased allegation of CIAA on Dixit of embezzling properties at Sajha Yatayat, concludes the civil society.

Background story:

Anti-graft body arrests senior journalist Dixit

The anti-graft body, Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), has arrested senior journalist Kanak Mani Dixit from the capital city on April 22.

The CIAA arrested noted journalist and Chairman of Himal Media, Dixit, citing the reason that he did not cooperate with the CIAA investigation on his properties allegedly amassed by the illegal means.

The CIAA has however made it clear that Dixit was not arrested on behalf of a journalist and media owner but as the Chairperson of the Sajha Yatayat.

Dixit is also the Chairperson of the Sajha Yatayat.

However, noted journalist, coming out of police van said, “The CIAA action on me is biased and I am picked from the very place then king had arrested me during royal coup.”

Freedom Forum is of the view that journalism should not be made the reason behind the CIAA action on Dixit as he has indicated as ‘biased’.

For More Information
Freedom Forum
Thapathali, Kathmandu
Post Box No: 24292
Phone No. 4102030, 4102022
Website: www.nepalpressfreedom.org; www.freedomforum.org.np
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