Crop Scam in Sikkim - 2 Officials Arrested
Two LRD officials of Namchi, one Panchayat Secy , one Horticulture Dev Officer Namchi, one farmer arrested by Sikkim Vigilance for duping , forging, cheating govt by embezzling Rs 13 Lakh on crop compensation.
All arrested sought 7 days custody from Judicial Magistrate Gangtok.
As per Sikkim Vigilance Press Release , Laxman Sunar Head Surveyor LRDM Namchi, Kesar Bdr Diyali Asst Surveyor LRDM Namchi, Bhanu Bhakta Sharma Panchayat Secy 24 Poklok-Denchung GPU South Sikkim, Nehru Psd Sharma impersonating as land owner , DB Pradhan Horticulture Dept Officer Namchi arrested by Sikkim Vigilance Police on 21 Oct.
Reason : Nehru Psd Sharma claimed damage of Rs 13 lakh Orgage Seedlings due to PWD road construction in which was further certified falsely by Horticulture Officer DB Pradhan that 1, 16,000 seedlings were damaged.
In finding it was revealed no any orange seedling were there.
The above two named surveyors along with named Panchayat Secretary in conspiracy along Nehru Psd Sharma further signed false report submitted by named Horticulture Dept Officer.
Spot verification false report was also allegedly signed by District Officers during survey.
Says Sikkim Vigilance Press Release.