8 Nov : The Centre has expressed satisfaction with the law and order situation in Sikkim and said there was no perceptible threat to state’s security in the wake of blasts in Assam.
"There is no threat to the peace and security of the Himalayan state from the terrorist and subversive elements," Union Cabinet Secretary K M Chandrasekhar told reporters in Gangtok last night while replying to a question on security in the backdrop of blasts in Assam.
Sikkim has been in a state of high alert since the terror attacks in Assam last week.
The state had major scare last month when a powerful improvised explosive device (IED) was found at a venue of the public meeting of the Chief Minister in Geyzing in West district and a haul of Chinese-made detonators were recovered from a streetside in North district.
Chandrasekhar, who was in Gangtok with a 17-member delegation to review the development works in Sikkim, reportedly rejected the demand for relaxation in the permit-related formalities for the tourists in Sikkim invoking the security concerns of the sensitive border state.
The Chief Minister had urged the Centre to relax the formalities for tourists visiting Sikkim as such a measure would boost the tourism industry and the economy of the state.