Probe committee leaves for Darchula for onsite investigation into ‘tuin’ incident


Kathmandu, 5 August: A probe committee formed by the Home Ministry to carry out investigation into Darchula incident has headed towards Gasku Malghat via Indian route for onsite study.

It is said that one Jay Singh Dhami of Vyas rural municipality-2 has gone missing in Mahakali river after Indian Seema Surakshya Bal (SSB) personnel allegedly cut the rope of the tuin (rope bridge) when he was crossing the river through the same tuin on July 30.

The committee under coordination of Joint-Secretary of the Ministry and probe committee coordinator, Janardan Gautam, has headed towards the incident site via Indian route this morning.

Similarly, the Committee would also enquire about the complaint lodged by locals at Indian Police Post as well as with Indian SSB. Dhami is still missing.

The probe committee left for Gasku today after holding meeting with district-based journalists, human rights activists, political parties and people’s representatives of Vyas rural municipality on Wednesday.

The probe committee has been asked to submit its proposal within 10 days. Deputy Inspector General of Nepal Police, Purushottam Kandel, Investigation Officer of the National Investigation Department, Hutraj Thapa, Senior Superintendent of Armed Police Force, Suresh Kumar Shrestha, and Assistant Chief District Officer of Darchula, Jyotsana Bhatta, are the members of the probe committee.


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