Shortly after some paperwork at the Panitanki area in India-Nepal border, he entered Nepal on foot with his brother Prakash Chandra.
Timsina, who was arrested in Darjeeling, India in 1980 on a life sentence, was jailed for 40 years without trial.
Timsina, had gone missing from Ekatappa in Ilam (his hometown) in 2037 BS. He had gone to the market to sell raw mustard and never came home. It is said that he ran away to Darjeeling, India at that time in search of work. He was released from Kolkata on Saturday following a court order on Wednesday.
On Sunday, he will reach his home in Ilam’s Mai Municipality 10. After 40 years, he will meet his 86-year-old mother and other family members.
He went missing at the age of 20 and returned home at the age of 61.
His cousin Prakash Chandra Timsina released him from prison and brought him to Nepal with the help of Nepali diplomats in India.
Last Wednesday, the Kolkata High Court had ordered his release.
How was his condition after release?
Asked where he was going, he said in a low voice, “Is that Darjeeling?”
While in jail, he was taken to Darjeeling, India every six months for attendance. Darjeeling was where he was arrested.
His teeth are not strong. His lips were trembling. The fingers of the hand were shivering.
The room had fans on because it was hot. He tied his hands and pretended to be cold.
He was asked about his mother, who is in Ilam now and in her 80s. He replied, “I did have my mother once” in mixed Hindi and Nepali tone.
I am Innocent
Although he has been released from prison, his case has not been decided.
The court has ordered the release on the request of his brother Prakash Chandra and the private secretary to the Consul General of Nepal in Kolkata – Satish Thapa.
He was released on condition that he report his whereabouts to the court every six months.
When asked why he was imprisoned, he replied, “Murder.”
But he added in a small voice, “Not me.”