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IPS officer Akshay Sachdeva interacting with students during one of his community-based programmes
IPS officer Akshay Sachdeva interacting with students during one of his community-based programmes|File image
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SKM women’s wing withdraws 2 FIRs against ex-IGP Akshay Sachdeva

The reports date back to 2013 when the top cop’s role in a lathicharge incident against workers in their party headquarters at Tadong came under the scanner

Prakash Adhikari

Prakash Adhikari

Gangtok: Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) women's wing chief coordinator Kala Rai and others have withdrawn two different FIRs filed against former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Akshay Sachdeva for “atrocities” committed against party workers in 2013.

The reports date back to 2013 when Sachdeva’s role in a lathicharge against SKM workers in their party headquarters at Tadong came under the scanner

The compliance report of withdrawal with regards to the two FIRs filed against Sikkim Police and Sachdeva was submitted by the state government to the Supreme Court on November 21 following which the court had disposed of the writ petition.

The bench headed by Justice AM Khanwikar and Justice Dinesh Maheshwari while disposing of the writ said that in view of compliance affidavit filed by resident commissioner Ashwani Kumar Chand on November 21, nothing remains for consideration in this writ petition.

In the compliance report, it is said that petitioners have withdrawn their two FIRs against the Sikkim Police and Sachdeva, the then IGP, law and order, since the case has been settled out of court. Following the earlier court observation, the state government had suspended Sachdeva for his role in the lathicharge against SKM party workers in the party head office at Tadong on February 11, 2013.

IPS officer Akshya Sachdeva had come under fire for his role in the lathicharge of SKM supporters in Tadong in 2013
IPS officer Akshya Sachdeva had come under fire for his role in the lathicharge of SKM supporters in Tadong in 2013
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