Man’s whereabouts unknown since 2002

Lumjung, October 6:

Though the government has said that Chetnath Ghimire of Ishaneshwor VDC-4 in western Lumjung is in regular contact with the Nepal Army barrack at Bhorletar, his parents are yet to know the details of his whereabouts since he was summoned to the Unified Command base camp on February 2, 2002.

A probe panel formed by the government to collect details of those disappeared by the state and publicise their conditions, headed by joint secretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs, Baman Prasad Neupane, in its 44-page report said, citing a letter dated April 18, 2006, by the Nepal Army Barracks at Bhorletar, that Chetnath Ghimire of Ishaneshwor-Lamjung was in regular contact with the barrack.

Chetnath’s mother, Ayodhyaya Ghimire, 70, along and her neighbours had gone to the unified security base camp after they were told that her son was in the camp at Bhortetar on the day after Bijaya Dashami but had to return disappointed after they could not find him there. Army personnel told her that her son was not there.

A lieutenant at the camp, Krishna Thapa, said they had not kept in detention anyone with that name. A team led by human rights activist Chandramani Poudel and Chetnath’s son Chandra Nath Ghimire had inspected the camp but could not find him.