Kanak Mani Dixit produced before Nepal SC for habeas corpus hearing

Kathmandu : Nepal’s Commission for the Investigation Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has produced journalist Kanak Mani Dixit before the Supreme Court today.

The Apex court had asked CIAA to produce the Sajha Yatayat Chairman Dixit before the court responding to a habeas corpus writ filed by his wife Shanta Dixit.

Shanta had filed a case at the SC after the Special Court had allowed the CIAA to keep Dixit in custody for 10 days.

Accusing Dixit of amassing property by abusing his authority at the Sajha Yatayat, the Commission had nabbed the noted human rights activist from his residence in Patan on April 22.

The Himalayan Times reported that Dixit said he had no regrets to be presented at the court. “This is a place for justice. I have full faith in the judiciary,” he said.

Dixit, however, reported imbalanced blood pressure on the next day, which allowed him to skip the police custody and take rest at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Bir Hospital.

Journalist and rights activist Kanak Dixit was taken into CIAA custody on April 22 on corruption charges. (ANI)