Meghalaya to inquire into drowning of constables

A high police official said that the independent inquiry would be headed by Additional Director General of Police S K Jain.

Updated: Sep 16, 2012, 17:22 PM IST

Shillong: The Meghalaya police has set up a high level inquiry into the accidental drowning of two of its constables during training at the ITBP training school, Dehradun.

A high police official said today that the independent inquiry would be headed by Additional Director General of Police S K Jain.

He would submit a report to the Director General of Police, B L Buam.

The Additional DGP said that constables Kumbinon Mawlong and Dannyboy Nongkhlaw of the 1st MLP Battalion were part of the 116 special police personnel who were undergoing specialized `commando` training on counter-insurgency operations at Dehradun.

They died due to accidental drowning while negotiating a water obstacle at noon yesterday, the police said.

The bodies of the dead commandoes are being brought back home by air.

PTI