Northeast India’s Only English and Hindi Satellite News Channel

Sikkim: Row over Heritage Park fire escalates, SDF blames ruling SKM of conspiracy

Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) party once again openly criticized the Sikkim Police in a press conference held at Gangtok on Saturday. Addressing the media, publicity vice president of SDF Abhinash

Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) party once again openly criticized the Sikkim Police in a press conference held at Gangtok on Saturday. Addressing the media, publicity vice president of SDF Abhinash Yakha, alleged that Sikkim is grappling with organised crime, involving government, Sikkim Police and some party’a mafia.

Talking about the fire incident that happened yesterday at Cultural Park at Yangang South Sikkim, Yakha alleged that the incident is totally pre-planned, and police have a role in this incident.

Further he claimed that the fire outbreak at the cultural park is a tactic of SKM government to handover the land to some big private contractors for money and also to erase the former Chief Minister’s work.

Questioning the functioning of Sikkim police, Yakha said, Police have not done any investigations and arrested the accused of any crimes that happened in the previous days. He demanded that higher authorities of Central government to get involved in this matter and conduct proper judicial inquiry.

Nearly 2 hours after SDF spokesperson Avinash Yakha’s press meet, the ruling Sikkim Krantikari Morcha gave a detailed counter to the allegations leveled over the fire incident at Cultural Heritage Park in South Sikkim’s Yangyang.

During the press conference, SDF spokespersons Jacob Khaling and Bikash Basnet dismissed the allegations stating them to be without any evidence or facts and have been made just to mislead the people.

Refuting the allegations, while speaking exclusively to Northeast Live, SKM Spokesperson Bikash Basnet said that being Government property, it is protected by the Government and hence the SDF’s allegations are baseless. The SKM Spokesperson further said that the matter is under investigation now and the culprits can be nabbed only after it is over.

When asked whether there was any intention to run it under PPP mode, Bikash Basnet terming it as a false allegation said that the property was leased to a private firm during Former CM Pawan Chamling’s tenure. He further added that after formation of their Government in Sikkim, they proposed it develop the site into a Film City which was currently underway.

(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

First Published: 30th January, 2022 8:55 IST



Chaos breaks out at football match in Sikkim; Police conducts enquiry

The complete pandemonium broke out on the spot with stones being pelted and supporters of the Tibetan Special Army assaulting IRBN jawans.

14th August 2022
Sikkim CM inaugurates Drug de-addiction cum rehabilitation centre

The project was completed in the month of July this year where more than 30 inmates both male and female are presently admitted for De-addiction and counseling.

12th August 2022
Former Indian football players want Bhaichung Bhutia to contest for AIFF President

Former India captain Bruno Coutinho said it would be good for the country's football fraternity if Bhaichung Bhutia contests the election.

08th August 2022
Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav bike rally in Sikkim

Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang today flagged off a bikers rally from Mingtokgang to Pakyong District Administration Centre to commemorate the 75th Independence Day as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. More than 500 bikers participated in the biker’s rally while more than 11 registered biker’s organisations took part in the event. Speaking at […]

05th August 2022
Sikkim: 20th Foundation Day celebration of SLFs

The Chief Minister felicitated and presented a token of gratitude to the wives of former MLAs who have passed away since then.

27th July 2022