Action against Akshay further proof of SKM’s “political terrorism”: SDF

July 19, 2019

Gangtok, 18 Jul:

Sikkim Democratic Front party spokesperson, MK Subba, today reiterated that Sikkim Krantikari Morcha has unleashed “political terrorism” in the State which needs to be stopped to ensure that the peace and tranquility established by the previous State Government was not squandered to petty, political victimization and score-settling.

He made this comment in light of the recent suspension of Additional DGP of Sikkim Police, Akshay Sachdeva, and the vicious smear campaign which was mounted against him in the lead up to the suspension.

“If top police officials in the State are not safe from such targeting then how safe can the general public feel in Sikkim,” he remarked.

He added that the situation needs to have deteriorated to a worrying level for a senior police officer to hold a press conference seeking public support as Mr Sachdeva has done.

“Morale is everything for the police and an environment in which a top level police officer is pressured and targeted, the force is bound to feel demoralised,” he said.

He added that central intelligence agencies in the State should take serious note of incidents in the State because these development were imperiling peace and tranquility in Sikkim.

Similarly, Avinash Yakha, another SDF spokesperson, who was one of the victims of the police lathicharge in Feb 2013 [ he was with SKM at the time], said: “I am a prime victim and live witness of the incident that took place on 11 February in 2013 at the SKM party office. If anyone attacks the CM, the police should definitely take action which is why I have no personal issues with the police on the matter.”

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