22 Nepalis missing from Satlok Ashram believed to be Indian jail

Of the Nepalis went missing from Satlok Ashram of India, 22 are believed to be in the Chandigarh-based jail in Hisar district of Haryana state.

They vanished from the Ashram, following the police raid conducted there from November 14-18 to arrest Ashram owner Rampal on different criminal charges.

Of the missing, one was found in the jail. He is Ganesh Mahato and was traced by his elder brother Nirgun Kumar in the jail. The jail has informed the Mahato family that investigation into the case was underway and his release will depend on the court´s future decision.

Many Nepalis including Mahato went to the Ashram for religious purpose. The Mahato family is worried about the detention of their family member and said that they have already met the officials of Nepali Embassy in New Delhi, urging for help to release him, but got no support.

The family has appealed to the bodies concerned for the safe release of their kin including other Nepalis in the Indian jail. Six people from Siraha, four from Dhanusha, two from Rautahat, two from Kathmandu, two from Sunsari, one each from Mahottari, Morang, Kanchanpur, Bhaktapur and one from Bardiya have gone missing from the Ashram. RSS

Source: Republica