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Sikkim dharna

Gangtok, Feb. 15: Different political organisations under the banner of Democratic Alliance of Sikkim today staged a daylong dharna in front of the East district administrative complex to protest police lathi-charge on Sikkim Krantikari Morcha supporters inside their party office on February 11.

The protesters also submitted memorandums demanding suspension of IGP (law and order) Akshay Sachdeva and an impartial probe.

Seven workers of the newly-formed Sikkim Krantikari Morcha were injured in the lathi-charge.

The protesters today said the incident was an act of “unprecedented barbarism” and the police had no powers to beat up innocent people.

“Since the entire illegal incident was caused by (IGP) Sachdeva, he shall have to be suspended immediately before the inquiry starts,” the memorandum read.

Additional district collector D.K. Pradhan received the memorandum.

The protesters have urged the President and the governor to condemn the incident.