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SKM accuses SDF using “hired goons” for Katarbotey assault

GANGTOK,: Ruling SKM has accused opposition SDF of using hired goons from outside the State to attack the SKM workers at Katarbotey, Reshi under Rinchenpong constituency on Monday.

In a press statement, the SKM alleged that SDF worker Robin Tamang led the hired goons to attack the SKM workers at Katarbotey. Almost 20 goons were hired from outside State, they were entering the Soreng district intending to create violence and disruption in the district, said the SKM.

According to the ruling front, one Alto vehicle with West Bengal registration number owned by a Siliguri resident was found with “goons and sharp weapons including khukuris, iron sticks”. Those goons blatantly attacked SKM workers and the SKM workers are on the way to file FIR against SDF party and their hired goons, said the party.

The hired goons were found with sharp weapons, raising suspicions of a deliberate attempt by the SDF to instigate violence in the State in ahead of upcoming elections, said the SKM in its press statement.

“Sikkim Krantikari Morcha calls for a thorough investigation into this incident, emphasizing the importance of maintaining peace and security of the State. Such actions have no place in a democratic society, and citizens deserve to participate in elections without fear of violence or intimidation. At the same time SKM also highly condemned the shameful act of SDF and such kind of politics will never be tolerated by Sikkimese society,” said SKM secretary (social media cell) Sheetal Rai in her press statement.

 

 

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi