A probe committee formed by the Home Ministry to carry out investigation into the Darchula incident is headed towards Gasku Malghat via the Indian route for onsite study.

It is said that Jay Singh Dhami of Vyas Rural Municipality, went missing in the Mahakali River after Indian Seema Surakshya Bal personnel allegedly cut the rope of the tuin (rope bridge) when he was crossing the river through the same tuin on July 30.

The committee formed under the coordination of Joint-secretary of the ministry and probe committee coordinator Janardan Gautam headed towards the incident site via the Indian route this morning. It will also inquire about the complaint lodged by locals at the Indian Police Post as well as with Indian SSB.

The probe committee left for Gasku today after holding a meeting with district-based journalists, human rights activists, political parties and people's representatives of Vyas Rural Municipality on Wednesday. Dhami is still missing.

A version of this article appears in the print on August 6 2021, of The Himalayan Times.