Gangtok, May 31;
Nim Pintso Bhutia, Petitioner of an alleged fake COI case speaks with The Echo of India after the hearing which was held today at the Sikkim High Court. The judgement is reserved and expected to be announced in a few days as per the Nim Pintso Bhutia.
Bhutia Shared “we have filed a complaint against one Bhim Bdr Kami had fraudulently procured his and his family member’s COI on the strength of fake COI claiming to be descendants of LT. Gumaney Kami. However, on 17/12/2019, the said COI of Bhim Bdr. Kami and his family members were cancelled by the court of Additional District Magistrate Gangtok, East Sikkim but they challenged in the High Court of Sikkim and I am also respondent and we are hopeful that the Honourable court will soon declare its judgement and we are optimistic.
Earlier a good number of people had assembled at the High Court to lend support to a cause which is finding greater resonance lately. Senior leaders Tseten Tashi Bhutia and Bharat Basnet of Sikkim Nagrik Sangh were also seen at the Court.
Later, Mr. Bhutia and others then headed to the Urban Development Department office to join a protest against fake COI led by Lakpa Sherpa of Lal Bazaar. The protesters are demanding cancellation of the trade licence of one Take Bahadur Chettri who was still operating business in the market. Former Minister Tseten Tashi Bhutia along with local people gathered outside the Urban Development Department Office building demanding cancellation of Fake Trade licence.
Meanwhile, Secretary UDD MT Sherpa speaking with the media said ” tentatively 15 days back they have received the application seeking cancellation of trade license and the Department is working on and we have already started investigation from our side and law will take its own course if he founds to be guilty after investigation then we take action as per the provisions and if needed we are ready to cancel the licence also but at the moment we are investigating the case and we want to give ample opportunity for to accused also to prove himself and we will conduct fair investigation rather trial. “