Officials get on flight preparing to take off to hand over CIAA's letter to Dixit

KATHMANDU: The Commission for Investigation of the Abuse of Authority on Sunday summoned journalist Kanak Mani Dixit, who is also the chairman of Sajha Yatayat, apparently for an inquiry into his sources of income.

When the anti-graft body's officials handed over a letter summoning him on the capacity as the chairman of Sajha Yatayat to be present before the CIAA, according to Dixit, he had boarded a Nepal Airlines flight to New Delhi which was preparing to take off from the Tribhuvan International Airport.

In a tweet posted from on board the flight this noon, Dixit sarcastically wrote that he was in a hurry to be present (before the CIAA) and (there were) no limits of excitement (for that).

अख्तियारले च.नं. ७३४ पत्र मार्फत साझायातायात अध्यक्ष हैसियतमा 'उपस्थित हुन' बोलायो कोठा न.४१६मा। उपस्थिति जनाउने हतारो,उत्सुकताको सीमा रहेन।

— Kanak Mani Dixit (@KanakManiDixit) December 6, 2015

According to media reports, the CIAA has intitiated investigation into the properties of 29 high-profile individuals, including former ministers, incumbent and former government secretaries, Members of Parliament, Nepal Police officials, controversial Executive Director of Nepal Oil Corporation Gopal Bahadur Khadka and a businessman. They are reportedly suspected of acquiring properties disproportionate to their legal sources of income. Meanwhile, responding to a query if the CIAA was trying to "big fishes" now, the CIAA Spokesperson, Krishna Hari Pushkar, wrote on Twitter that the anti-graft body was doing its job.

@furke2 CIAA is doing its job and trying its best! — Krishna Hari Pushkar (@khpushkar) December 6, 2015