Ex-IGP Rana's panel to probe Ghimire's jeep fall, Dhading bus accident

KATHMANDU: The government has formed a five-member commission to look into the disappearance of jeep with former Home Minister Madhav Ghimire on board in the Trishuli River in Chitwan district and the fatal passenger bus accident in Dhading in which at least 19 people were killed.

A Cabinet meeting held at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers at Singhadarbar decided to form the probe panel headed by former Inspector General of Nepal Police Kuber Singh Rana.

According to a statement issued by the PM's secretariat, the commission has been told submit a report on the two accidents and make recommendations on longterm measures for the prevention of road accidents.

Three persons bodies were found at the accident site of Ghimire's jeep plunge in Trishuli River while the former minister has gone missing along with his two brothers. His driver Bishnu Rai who survived has told police Ghimire himself was behind the wheels at the time of accident.