Published On: Tue, Feb 12th, 2013
Crime | By VOS

Attack on Sikkim CM by SKM supporters; Lathi Charge ordered by DM

Attack on Sikkim CM by SKM supporters; Lathi Charge ordered by DM

11 Feb, Gangtok : In a bizarre incident that moved in the tiny Himalayan state of Sikkim, today during the inauguration day of Sikkim Krantikaari Morcha SKM new party office here at the capital there was a ruckus observed immediately after the completion of inauguration by the rebel leader PS Golay.
Flocking supporters of SKM gathered at Tadong Convoy Ground since morning with a flags to witness the first inauguration of their main party office at Tadong.
Shockingly the CMs convoy which was also returning back having attended in one of the religious rituals from 5th Mile at Tadong thrown with stones and bottles by SKM supporters in the vicinity highway of SKM newly inaugurated Party head office at around 4:30 PM.
Having strangulated the z security cordon of a convoy of CM’s the police forces on order of District Magistrate DM initiated ‘Laathi Charge’. The situation was out of control said DIG as such to maintain the law and order there was no alternative other than Laathi Charge said DIG to media.
During the whole brawl the Akshay Sachdeva IGP (Law and Order) with reserve personnels moved in the newly inaugurated Party office in order to pacify the chaos.
SKM supporters were badly hurt, Police Lathi Charge turned into a bloodshed disarray of law and order whipping all civilians , women, children claims some of the people who were badly hurt by the police movement that took at the arena. ‘Police did not spare the innocent women, old veterans by lethally beating up with their Laathi mercilessly claims SKM supporters ‘
Later by evening the SKM Working President Bharati Sharma explained to the Police at Sadar Police Station that SKM doesn’t support the criminal activities and asked Police to take an action against the culprits associated with creating ruckus by throwing stones and bottles on the CM’s convoy.
In another part many SKM supporters were admitted to hospital followed by the Laathi Charge, ‘It was a pre-determined brutality of police in the form of conspiracy sewed by ruling SDF government to distract SKM’s growing popularity among the massive people’, said aggrieved supporters to the media.
The Sikkim Democratic Front SDF whipped that such incident of directly impinging the convoy of CM by the ‘rowdies’ supporters of Golay embarks a pathetic political violence in time to come, such will not be tolerated in a democracy. With such hurling of stones and water bottles on a convoy of CM marks a cheap agenda of the SKM party which further would take the state in a trauma of similar movements creating more fear among the peace loving people of the state.
In the connection six arrests were made by the Police is said, further investigation is being pressed into the incident is added..

Claiming the whole brawl to be a conspiracy , the SKM supporters have seek for the suspension of IGP.

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