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Maoists treated me well: BDO

india Updated: Feb 19, 2010 23:57 IST

Dalbhumgarh BDO Prashant Kumar Layek, who was released by Maoists this evening, said they had "treated him well and served their food".

The BDO who the Maoists released at Hadian village in extremist-hit Ghorabandha police station reached Ghatsila this
evening amid tight security.

Layek who looked tired told reporters that he was "looked after well, properly treated and served the food the
Maoists used to eat".

"They never misbehaved with me and more than a dozen Maoist guerrillas took care," he said.

Layek, who was abducted from his office chamber at Dalbhumgarh in Ghatsila sub-division on Saturday, said, "I
would continue with development work."

He was accompanied by Superintendent of Police of East Singhbhum district Navin Kumar Singh. "After reaching Ghatsila, he was first taken to Director's Bungalow for a while and then to his home," Sub-Divisional Officer of Ghatsila Sunil Kumar said.

Expressing happiness over Layek's release, Deputy Development Officer Sitaram Bari, who is president of Jharkhand Administrative Services Association (JASA), East Singhbhum unit, said, "JASA has called off work boycott with immediate effect."

JASA members who went on indefinite mass leave till Layek was safely released, will resume work tomorrow, he said.