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SKM demands to withdraw the notification to exclude Sikkim from CBI’s jurisdiction
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SKM demands to withdraw the notification to exclude Sikkim from CBI’s jurisdiction

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Gangtok,Feb 6: Sikkim Krantikari Morcha(SKM) President PS Goley has threatened a statewide stir on February 26 if the state government doesn't withdraw the notification preventing CBI from entering the state for inquiry.

SKM MLA PS Goley accompanied by two MLAs and some party functionaries had approached High Court in 2015 for quashing the said notification, but without success.

Subsequently Dilley Namgyal Kazi from Sikkim National Peoples’ Party also made similar efforts,but withdrew in between.

Earlier, Chief Secretary had conveyed to the Centre, Sikkim Government’s consent to Delhi Police Special Act 1946 to be extended to State in Oct 1976 followed by other anti-corruption provisions under ACT 1947.

During the second tenure of the second CM NB Bhandari, the Sikkim government withdrew the consent,as an anti-corruption case was pending against the CM and one of the Senior officers. In 2010, the Pawan Chamling government issued a notification banning CBI from extending its jurisdiction to Sikkim.

Now, Goley's party, has decided to rake up the issue against the chief minister. The SKM has been accusing widespread corruption in Chamling government. The agitation against state government's ban on CBI in the state may help it to build public opinion ahead of the general elections. (UNI)