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Governor suspends top police official mired in ‘brown sugar case’

By EMN Updated: Oct 27, 2018 12:32 am

Dimapur, Oct. 26 (EMN): The Nagaland governor has placed under suspension one of its top police officers, Richard Yimto, IPS IGP (CID), who has been caught in a controversy with regard to the seizure of a huge quantity of contraband ‘brown sugar’ drug and keeping the contraband in his residence without following normal procedures. The state governor has placed the said officer under suspension while ‘a disciplinary proceeding against Richard Yimto IGP (CID) Nagaland is contemplated for lapses committed’ with regard to the case.
An order from the home commissioner, Abhishek Singh, while listing out the lapses about the seizure of the contraband on Aug. 3 by the narcotic cell at Khuzama check gate, said that the matter came to the knowledge of the PHQ only on Aug. 25 which prompted the DGP, Nagaland to conduct an enquiry into the matter.
After investigation by a senior officer in the rank of ADGP, it was found that the implicit involvement of Richard Yimto, IGP (CID) in flouting the due process of law was found. The home commissioner said that there was no general diary reference on the seizure; no criminal case registered; the two accused and the vehicle released on zimmanama; and the seized contraband kept in the personal custody of Richard Yimto, IGP (CID) and not in the malkhana of the narcotic cell, PHQ.
Therefore, the governor, in exercise of powers conferred under rule 3 (1) of the All India Services (Discipline and Appeal) rules, 1969, has ordered the suspension of Richard Yimto IGP (CID) Nagaland with immediate effect on Oct. 25.
It is further ordered that during the period that this order shall remain in force, the Headquarter of Richard Yimto IPS IGP (CID) shall be PHQ, Kohima and shall not leave the Headquarter without obtaining the prior permission of the competent authority, the home commissioner stated.

By EMN Updated: Oct 27, 2018 12:32:35 am