Speaker Sapkota rules govt to inform House on Darchula tuin incident

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Kathmandu: Speaker Agni Sapkota on Tuesday ruled the government to inform the Parliament of Darchula incident in which a Nepali man went missing in Mahakali River.

Speaker Sapkota ruled to find out the truth and inform the House about the incident that saw Singh Dhami of Darchula went missing in the river after falling from a tuin (a cable crossing) after Indian border security forces allegedly cut the cable while Dhami was crossing the river on July 30.

He said his serious attention has been drawn towards the incident.

Meanwhile, a probe committee formed to investigate the incident has left for Baitadi district today.

The team formed under the coordination of Janardan Gautam, joint secretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs, has left for Baitadi after eight days’ stay in Darchula.

It is stated that the probe team headed to Baitadi to carry out further investigation into the incident. The team is scheduled to talk with the security persons.

The committee had reached Darchula last week and discussed with security forces and police personnel deployed at the incident site. The probe team is assigned to submit its report by 10 days.