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Sikkim: Attack on Pawan Chamling’s convoy: 4 arrested

Four persons have been arrested by Gangtok police last night on three different cases pertaining to stone pelting on former Chief Minister Pawan Chamling’s convoy and assault on Sikkim Democratic

Four persons have been arrested by Gangtok police last night on three different cases pertaining to stone pelting on former Chief Minister Pawan Chamling’s convoy and assault on Sikkim Democratic Front workers.

The arrest was made in three different complaints lodged at Sadar Police Station by Dr Mechung Bhutia, Prakash Gurung, Aron Chettri and Aita Rai.

According to the police sources, the four persons arrested have been identified as Sanjeev Gurung, Jigme Bhutia, Tenzing Bhutia and Navin Pradhan.

All four have been booked under different sections of IPC and are presently under police custody.

Also Read: Political violence rocks Gangtok, Ex CM Pawan Chamling attacked

Yesterday the convoy of Sikkim Democratic Front president and former Chief Minister Pawan Chamling was attacked allegedly by supporters of the ruling SKM near the state legislative Assembly premises.

As per inputs, stones were hurled at Chamling’s convoy as the former Chief Minister went to the Assembly on the first day of the Budget session after a gap of almost three years.

As such, SDF supporters had come to see him off till the Assembly. However, Chamling’s convoy was attacked while he was returning from Assembly premises.

Later, when SDF supporters were on their way to the Sadar police station in Gangtok, they were attacked.

Among those who came under attack were the party’s Youth Convener Rajesh Walling Rai.

He along with some party supporters received injuries during the attack and were taken to New STNM Hospital in Gangtok.

Besides, the vehicles of SDF supporters were also vandalised in broad daylight.

However, it is not yet clear if the four arrested persons belong to any particular political party.


First Published: 29th March, 2022 10:22 IST



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