NEPALESE asylum seeker Kishor Dangol returned to Kirkcaldy this week.
The 48-year-old, who has lived in the town for nearly 12 years, was finally released from Dungavel on Monday after friends and supporters raised the £2000 in bail money.
Kishor was transported to the Immigration Detention Centre last weekend after a High Court judge in Edinburgh ruled that his bid to stay in Scotland should be reconsidered.
11th hour reprieve
The move came after his lawyers secured an 11th hour reprieve - Kishor was just two hours away from being put on a plane to Nepal when his legal team managed to successfully petition for a fresh appeal to be heard at the Court of Session in Edinburgh.
Drummond Miller - the law firm which is representing Kishor - has lodged the case, on the grounds that the length of time he has been a resident in Fife should be considered. It is understood his appeal is likely to be heard in September.
Kishor told The Press he was due to meet with his lawyer yesterday (Wednesday) to see if his court date could be brought forward.
He said: “I came back to Kirkcaldy on Monday. It was really good to be back.
‘‘I am looking forward to seeing my friends and everyone who has supported me.
‘‘But I have had a bad experience this time. I now have to sign in three times a week - it’s like harassment.
‘‘It has been mental torture for me It’s really bad.
“I had a phone in Dungavel and I was able to get email and use the internet.
‘‘But now I am out I want to keep on fighting - I have been fighting since 2001.
“There is a petition and I want as many people to sign it as possible to support me. I will be fighting stronger than ever this time.”
Kirkcaldy MSP David Torrance, who is a long-term supporter of Kishor’s, added: “Kishor is absolutely delighted to be back in Kirkcaldy, I have never seen him so happy.
‘‘I am going to get a new petition and go round the local community to get as many people as possible to sign it.”