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Sikkim Krantikari Morcha chief surrenders

Press Trust of India  |  Gangtok 

Opposition Krantikari Morcha (SKM) president P S Golay today surrendered before a here in a corruption case of 1990s when he was a minister in Democratic Front (SDF)

Golay had been sentenced to one year imprisonment by a lower in December last year which was upheld by High in June.

After his surrender before the district and sessions court at Sichey here, Golay said he could not surrender immediately after his conviction because he was undergoing medical treatment outside the state.

He claimed he was a victim of political vendetta by the ruling SDF.

The five-time was taken to the state jail at Rongyek near where he will be serving his sentence.

A founder member of the SDF, Golay was named in a chargesheet filed by vigilance department in 2010 for misappropriation of Rs 9.5 lakh meant for distributing cows to beneficiaries under a state scheme for a period when he was animal husbandry minister in 1994-1999.

Golay resigned from SDF in September 2013 alleging nepotism and lack of proper leadership and floated the SKM.

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First Published: Thu, August 10 2017. 23:48 IST