Gangtok, 14 August 2012:
After the Sikkim Federation of Working Journalists (SFWJ) approached its parent body Indian Federation of Working Journalists (IFWJ) based in New Delhi on robbery of Sikkimese journalist Duk Nath Nepal in New Delhi recently, the Secretary General of IFWJ, Parmanand Pandey, took up the matter with Delhi Police.
In his response to the SFWJ’s request, Pandey, in a communiqué to SFWJ President Jigme N Kazi, said he has already spoken to the Deputy Commissioner of Police regarding the robbery, informs a press release issued by the SFWJ today. Pandey is hopeful that Delhi Police, which had been apprised of the matter when the robbery took place in the night of June 27, 2012, will act on the complaint.
“However, if nothing happens in two-three days, we will decide further course of action,” Pandey, a senior lawyer of the Supreme Court, said in his message to Kazi.
Nepal, Editor of Shangrila Times, a Gangtok-based Nepali daily, who was accompanied by Madhusudhan, were robbed of their cash and other belonging, including a laptop, at knife point by a group of unidentified miscreants near Anand Vihar in New Delhi. The total amount of loss is around Rs. 2 lakhs.
The victims approached the police and a case has been registered at the IP Estate police station. After robbing the victims, the assailants fled in their Innova car. The incident took place near the Delhi Police Headquarters.