No official communication on Darchula issue from Nepal yet, India saysMinistry of External Affairs of India is unaware of any investigation initiated by the Indian government into the incident, said ministry’s spokesperson.
India will not be speaking about the Mahakali incident in Darchula since there has been no official communication from the Government of Nepal with the Indian government, said Arindam Bagchi, spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs of India.
He, however, said he has heard about the incident through the media.
“We have heard about the incident through some media, but no official information has been shared with us yet,” said Bagchi during a press briefing on Thursday evening.
On July 30, Jaya Singh Dhami from Khangdang Mal of Byans Rural Municipality-2 in Darchula fell into the Mahakali river while using an improvised cable crossing locally known as tuin. The joint home secretary Janardan Gautam-led probe panel and media reports based on eyewitness accounts have suggested that a Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel had untied the cable just when Dhami was about to reach the Indian side across the river.
Bagchi also said he is unaware of any investigation initiated by the Indian government into the Darchula incident.
“We have seen media reports on this. But we have not got any such information. I do not have any such detail that anything official has come or we have said anything on this, their internal report or some investigation has been done,” said Bagchi.
The Ministry of Home Affairs informed on Thursday that it has written to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, requesting diplomatic initiatives with India to investigate the disappearance of Jaya Singh Dhami in the Mahakali river.
This article has been updated to fix quotes.