Kathmandu, April 22: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Friday arrested senior journalist and civil society leader Kanak Mani Dixit to probe into corruption charges against him.
The anti-corruption constitutional watchdog had deployed a police team to arrest him from his private residence in Patandhoka of Lalitpur.
The police team had handed over a warrant to him, which had mentioned that the CIAA needed to probe into complaints filed against Dixit (60). The CIAA had received complaints that he amassed property illegally, according to the warrant. Dixit told to the reporterrsnepal.com, that he has been kept at the custody in CIAA central office in Tangal of Kathmandu. CIAA spokesperson Krishna Hari Pushkar also confirmed the arrest.
Dixit, the publisher of Himal and Nepali Times magazines, is also the Chairman of Sajha Yatayat.