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Mystery of missing Sikkim files: Leaders pointing at previous govt

Gangtok, Jul 23 ( UNI) The Cabinet led by Chief Minister PS Goley has decided to retrieve the ‘Missing Govt Files’ through police.
The matter will have to be dealt expeditiously, they have decided.
"We are ready with White Papers on expenditure of (25 years) of Chamling Govt," declared CM PS Goley.
CM was in Delhi to bring financial affairs of State under previous Govt (reported Corruption-Indebtedness) to PM Narendra Modi.
Goley has also informed him of White Papers about to be circulated on alleged financial
mismanagement.

The new Government is said to be looking for files since inception 24th May 2019. Political Secretary to CM, Jacob Khaling had expressed apprehensions earlier in June only about the loss, saying ‘ during the gap of a day and a half after SKM party was declared victorious and the other Govt (SDF) resigned, the files got missing.

The Sikkim Krantikari Morcha has been focusing on inviting Central Bureau of Investigation to the State for inquiring into alleged Corruption of Chamling’s Silver Jubilee Government . "We want
to give related papers and files as proof to CBI. Once the investigation is initiated we want the person concerned to be caught," said SKM Political Secretary.

The opposition and their supporters have been surprisingly coaxing and challenging the Ruling about delay in CBI investigations, which accounts for level of politicking of some and recent defeat to some extent.
However,Delhi Special Police Establishment Act (1946) as amended from time to time has not been
extended to Sikkim, it can be extended only on consent of State Govt.

Way back in October 1976, Chief Secretary communicated the consent of State Govt for exercising power, extending jurisdiction over whole of Sikkim, under Prevention of Corruption Act as also certain provisions of Indian Penal Code. 1979 to 11th May 1984 the then CM was impleaded ,CBI registering a case on the grounds of assets disproportionate to his known sources of income, followed by another case in August, in the same year linking the then Secretary to Rural Development for giving pecuniary advantage to private parties,awarding contracts bypassing laws resulting in loss to public exchequer .
The person became Chief Minister again and withdrew the notification, stopping CBI.

Earlier in 2010, Three Judge bench directed petitioner now Minister in Goley Cabinet & 3 others to approach another investigating agency, when he had petitioned for directing CBI to investigate into
Chamling’s wealth, along with 21 of his kin.
Former CM Pawan Chamling questioning public in his election speeches,asked "Can development and Corruption go hand in hand?Look at the extent of development carried out within 25 years of our Government, in Sikkim."

Corruption is not an uncommon issue in the Country, ranking 85th among 175 surveyed globally. If Corruption Perception Index & Global Corruption Barometer Report 2017, suggesting lowering of
efficiency, inhibited development, distorted economy as features of Corrupt society and Socio-economically weaker section of the Indian society is most adversely affected, and low development are the impacts of Corruption, is taken into account, where does Sikkim stand? As per records the Efficiency is there, no development deficit, poverty reduced from 13.1 per cent to 8pc, literacy almost 100pc,how did Corruption manage to get into the system,if at all.
The observers feel if CBI comes to Sikkim and former CM is found guilty of Corruption, along with his colleagues, the definition of Corruption accepted globally would have to be changed.
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