SKM functionaries withdraw FIRs against Akshay Sachdeva

Gangtok, 03 Dec: Sikkim Krantikari Morcha women’s wing chief coordinator, Kala Rai and others have withdrawn two different First Information Report (FIR) filed against former Inspector General of Police, Akshay Sachdeva for atrocities committed against SKM workers in 2013. The compliance report of withdrawal with regards to two FIRs filed against Sikkim Police and Akshay Sachdeva was submitted by the state government to the Supreme Court on 21 Nov following which the court disposed of the writ petition. The bench headed by Justice AM Khanwikar and Justice Dinesh Maheshwari while disposing of the writ said that in view of compliance affidavit filed by Resident Commissioner, Ashwani Kumar Chand, Government of Sikkim on 21 Nov, 2019, nothing remains for consideration in this Writ Petition. In the compliance report, it is said that petitioners have withdrawn their two FIRs against the Sikkim Police and Askhay Sachdeva, the then IGP, Law and Order since the case has been settled out of court. Following the earlier court observation, the State government had suspended Akshay Sachdeva for his role in the lathi charge against SKM party workers in the party head office at Tadong on 11 February, 2013. Mr Sachdeva has been suspended for three months and later reinstated after the State Government constituted inquiry committee submitted their report to the State Government. Speaking over the phone, Advocate General from New Delhi, Vivek Kohli said that since the two FIRs have been withdrawn by the complainants, nothing is left for adjudication. Mr Sachdeva is presently posted as Recovery-cum-Chief Vigilance Officer, State Bank of Sikkim at Gangtok.