Probe committee finds Indian Security personnel’s involvement in Darchula ‘tuin’ incident

KATHMANDU: A probe committee formed to investigate the Darchula incident submitted a report to the government on Tuesday, concluding that the Indian security personnel were involved in dismantling an improvised cable crossing locally known as ‘tuin’.

Jay Singh Dhami of Darchula went missing after one of the members of SSB allegedly snapped the rope of an improvised cable crossing while he was trying to cross the Mahakali River on July 30.

The committee suggested the government take action against those involved in the incident and to intensify diplomatic efforts to seek appropriate compensation, read a statement issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Committee coordinator Joint Secretary Janardan Gautam submitted the report to Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand yesterday evening.

The government on August 1 had formed a five-member committee under the headship of Joint Secretary Gautam to investigate the incident.

Meanwhile, Home Minister Khand expressed his commitment to implement the report. He further said that he has already directed Home Secretary Tek Narayan Pandey to take ahead the process to implement the report.

Earlier on August 26, the State Affairs and Good Governance Committee of the Parliament had directed the government to find out the whereabouts of Dhami.

 

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