Gangtok: The chief coordinator of the Citizen Action Party (CAP), Ganesh Rai, was called to Melli Dara police station for the second time in a case related to Melli Dara Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society (MPCS) fraud.
Rai said, “Late Friday evening, ‘I was once again questioned for five hours. However, Melli Cooperative Society manager provided all information. Rai called the interrogation harassment, claiming it hindered their political activities.
The 2014 case is related to the Kisan credit card loan when Ganesh Rai served as chairperson of the Melli Dara MPCS. The case was registered on April 17, 2023. They were questioned about alleged loans taken from the Sikkim State Cooperative Bank for distribution to farmers, some of whom have complained of non-payment.
Rai has not applied for the anticipatory bill in the case. When asked why, Rai stated, “I have not applied for anticipatory bail as the present government is trying to frame me, but I am not involved at all. I am innocent. I can prove my innocence in court.’
Rai, who is currently stuck in a loan case, said, “The present government is scared of the Citizen Action Party, so they wish to frame us in a case in which I am not involved. It shows that the present government is scared of CAP’s popularity. We are in politics, and we are committed to bringing reformative politics to Sikkim.’