Himalayan News Service

Dhangadhi, June 1:

Visibly happy, Damodar Gauli, the director of the Far-western regional education directorate, said that the Maoists did not misbehave him and the two others while in a 18-day Maoist custody. Gauli, his wife Ambika and their driver Ganesh Bul were released yesterday by the Maoists in presence of human rights activists and journalists at a programme organised at Barmali village. "No words can express our happiness," said Gauli adding they had to stay at a same room for 15 days and they were not misbehaved during their stay.

They had provided us with good food, whatever they had, but we could not take bath or change clothes, he added. He also denied of being forced to attend any communism indoctorination sessions during their stay with the Maoists. "The first day, when the Maoists burnt our vehicle we were forced to sleep under the open sky but from the next morning we were made to walk for two days but I told them that I was not able to walk any step further, they carried me for four hours," said Ambika.