Nagaland : Senior IPS officer suspended after taking Seized Drugs to Home

Kohima (Nagaland), Oct 26 : The police here has booked Richard Yimto, a senior IPS officer for possession of 6.9 kg seized drugs at his residence ,on Thursday.

Yimto who is the IGP (CID) and had said that he had taken the drugs home “in good faith”.

Contraband brown sugar weighing 6.9kg was seized by the Nagaland Police Narcotics enforcement personnel at the Khuzama police checkpost on August 3. The contraband was confiscated from a car originating in Manipur and two persons were arrested.

Despite the gravity of the case and the State’s professed fight against narcotics, the incident did not make it to official records. The incident was hushed up by senior officials, the persons arrested released and the confiscated drug consignment went missing. It was finally traced at the residence of IGP (CID) , Richard Yimto.

After the drugs were recovered , Yimto informed the state DGP T John Longkumer on August 25 that he had taken home drugs seized earlier that month from two car-borne men. On September 1, 6.9 kilograms of brown sugar was seized from Yimto’s residence.

The Chief minister ordered immediate action. The IGP (CID) has been suspended through an order issued on Thursday,” said Abhishek Singh, commissioner and secretary to chief minister Neiphiu Rio. “An FIR has also been filed,” Singh said.

DGP Longkumer said Yimto has been booked under the stringent NDPS Act.

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