Darchula incident: Nepal sends diplomatic note to India

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Kathmandu, September 7

Over five weeks after the incident, the government of Nepal has sent a diplomatic note to India seeking information and investigation into the July 30 Darchula incident in which a Nepali man, Jaya Singh Dhami, disappeared into the Mahakali, after Indian Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel allegedly snapped a tuin, a cable contraption, he was on to cross the river.

A minister confirms the Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent the note recently as per a recommendation of an investigation team formed by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

The investigation committee consisting of bureaucrats and police officials had confirmed the presence of Indian Sashastra Seema Bal personnel’s presence in the incident site. However, it had failed to categorically hold them responsible for the incident.

As per the recommendation of the same committee, the MoHA had written to the MoFA on Thursday to raise this issue with India.

While the government was already under fire for its failure to raise the issue with India, the probe panel’s hesitation to categorically mention the SSB personnel as responsible actors and the government attempts to control the protests have intensified the public wrath.

Meanwhile, India has been claiming it is not officially aware of the incident.

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