SIKKIM POLICE KEPT IN DARK BY WEST BENGAL COUNTERPART, SOUTH SP REITERATES

Bhanjyang residents also file complaint against West Bengal police

Namchi, 02 Sept:

Namchi police has maintained that they did not have any information regarding the operation conducted by West Bengal Police inside Sikkim to round up GorkhaJanmuktiMorcha leaders on Friday here at Namchi.

As informed by Superintendent of Police(South),PratapPradhan,investigations have already begun regarding the shooting and the alleged GJM meeting which was held at Namchi without any knowledge of the police.

The SP also informed that the post mortem examination of DawaBhutia, who was allegedly shot by the WB police personnel on Friday along Bhanjyang-Sadam road, was conducted today at Namchi District Hospital in the presence of his family members.

In the meantime, the residents of Bhanjyang village have filed a complaint against the West Bengal police for threatening the residents and conducting raids in civil dress and fully armed without any official permission. The WB police allegedly threatened the residents of ‘consequences’ if they have supported the GJM members.

“We are feeling insecure as West Bengal police opened fire and killed a man in our area without anyone knowing. They are continuously patrolling the village and threatening us for no reason,” said RoshanRai, a Bhanjyang resident.

The residents of Bhanjyang have appealed to the state government to look into the matter and take immediate action regarding the incident.

Similarly, the public of Namchi have condemned the West Bengal Government and WB police for killing a man in Sikkim without any authorization and knowledge of the local police.

“Sikkim is a peaceful State but it is not acceptable for the West Bengal police to step into our region and conduct a secretive operation putting everyone in danger. Anyone could have been hurt in the incident. The state government should immediately act and condemn the actions of West Bengal authorities to allow such operation in Sikkim,” said social worker TenzingBhutia.

Meanwhile, Sikkim Police has intensified checking at allinter-state border check-posts in view of the tense situation in areas bordering West Bengal. Intensified patrolling is also being carried out by all Police Stations in their respective jurisdictions, informs Sikkim Police on its Facebook page.