Hamro Sikkim Party working president and Indian football legend Bhaichung Bhutia on December 20 welcomed state chief minister PS Tamang’s announcement regarding CBI probe into graft during the previous Sikkim Democratic Front regime and said the federal agency should also probe corruption under the present dispensation.
Appreciating the idea of CBI coming to Sikkim in February 2022, Bhutia said: “I hope the CM keeps his word. We would like the Sikkim Krantikari Morcha government to let the CBI investigate everything from the last government’s scams to all the scams that are happening during the tenure of the present government as well.”
Bhaichung Bhutia said the government should not pick and choose among the scams.
Chief minister Tamang had earlier announced that the state government would invite the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe allegations of corruption that surfaced during the SDF rule.
“CBI will be invited soon and action taken against the corrupt. On February 4, 2022 during the foundation day of Sikkim Krantikari Morcha party, I will expose the former SDF government. It will be followed by CBI coming to Sikkim to take action,” Tamang had said addressing pensioners and government employees at Soreng in West Sikkim district.