Gangtok, July 24:
A meeting of Joint Action Committee against Corruption in Sikkim was held today in Gangtok in the presence of various political parties, non-governmental organisations and individuals.
The meeting was apprised about the statement of Chief Minister Prem Singh Golay made on 12th July 2022 at a public function in Singtam, whereby, he stated that a case has been registered with Vigilance Department against SC Gupta (Chief Secretary of Sikkim) and is under investigation. Following Chief Minister’s Statement on SC Gupta (IAS) case, JAC against corruption in Sikkim visited Vigilance Department on 15.07.2022 and during the course of follow-up it is learnt that the preliminary investigation is underway.
During the meeting it is decided that a public clarification on the alleged corruption charges against SC Gupta (IAS) by the vigilance department is a must. Thus, JAC against Corruption in Sikkim demands a public clarification from the vigilance department on regard to the present status of the case.
Furthermore, JAC resolved to carry forward the demand of the removal of Chief Secretary from his post till the completion of investigation.
Lastly, JAC decided that a meeting of JAC along with the party president of all political parties will be conducted and the representatives of all the political parties are requested to apprise their party president about the matter and provide confirmation to JAC within one week.
JAC being a responsible and law abiding organisation, the peace rally and other form of protest is suspended for time being taking in consideration of public health owing to the rapid increase of Covid cases in the state. The press release was issued in the name of Tseten Tashi Bhutia, Coordinator, Joint Action Committee against corruption in Sikkim.