Kalimpong: A case has been registered under IPC 302/34 at Namchi Police station against the SP Kalimpong and his team in connection to the death of Dawa Bhutia, GJM Supporter who was allegedly shot at Gupti, near Sadam, South Sikkim on Friday, SP South Pratap Pradhan.
GJM supporter Dawa Bhutia of Upper Newang, Merong gaon, Kalimpong was shot allegedly by West Bengal police near Gupti, Sadam, South Sikkim in connection to the Darjeeling unrest.
As per the sources the GJM Chief Bimal Gurung had called a GJM committee meeting at a resort nearby Namchi in South Sikkim on Friday. Dawa Bhutia had come to attend the meeting along with the other leaders and supporters.
Sikkim police have filed an FIR against those who had murdered Dawa Bhutia in cold blood. Local police sources have said that he was apparently shot from behind.
SP Pradhan said, “corroborating evidence indicates that the youth was shot by WB police officials.”
While WB CID has claimed they entered Sikkim in pursuit of the suspects whose names feature in FIRs in WB, they did not have any documents to prove the same.
Also these CID officials had lied to Sikkim Border police that they were entering Sikkim to visit Ravangla, and hadn’t revealed their original purpose. If they were indeed chasing fugitives, wouldn’t they have informed their counterparts in Sikkim?
SP Pradhan also said that, “we do not have any official communication regarding such operations being conducted inside Sikkim by the West Bengal police.”