Home Ministry sends team to Darchula to investigate Indian border staffer snapping tuin

File: Ministry of Home Affairs

Kathmandu, August 2

The Ministry of Home Affairs is sending a team to Darchula of Sudurpaschim to look into a case of one man’s disappearance into the Mahakali river after an Indian border staffer intentionally snapped a tuin, a makeshift cable contraption installed across the river to cross it, over the bordering river.

Jaya Singh Dhami (33), a resident of Byas-2 in the Darchula district, is missing since Friday and is presumed to be dead.

Following a public uproar for an investigation into the case and diplomatic talks with India, the government on Sunday had formed a team under the leadership of the Home Minister Joint-Secretary Janardan Gautam. Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand has ordered the team to submit its report in the next 10 days.

Although the team is leaving Kathmandu today, it is likely to reach the incident site on Tuesday only, informs a ministry source.

Darchula’s Assistant Chief District Officer Jyotsana Bhatta Joshi, also a member of the team who is already in Darchula, says the team will begin an investigation after meeting witnesses tomorrow.

Other members of the five-member team are Nepal Police DSP Purushottam Kandel, National Investigation Department Director Hutaraj Thapa and Armed Police Force SSP Suresh Kumar Shrestha.

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