KOHIMA, SEPTEMBER 27: Nagaland Police has placed 43 police personnel on suspension under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance Act in a major crackdown against police personnel indulging in drugs and banned substances.
DGP Nagaland, Rupin Sharma revealed that 23 personnel were given a quantum of punishment under the Act, wherein 1 was given compulsory retirement, 7 dismissed from service, 9 were awarded stoppage of 2 years increment with cumulative effect and suspension period, 3 with one year increment down with cumulative effect and suspension period and 1 each personnel awarded with rank down with cumulative effect for 3 years, one year increment down with cumulative effect and suspension period and one year increment down without cumulative effect and suspension period treated as not on duty respectively.
Sharma added that departmental inquiry on 20 suspended personnel is pending.
Addressing the media at the launching of ‘madeinagaland’ app to curb drug menace in the State, Sharma also informed that the State police have made significant progress in their efforts to combat drugs and extortion in Nagaland.
He also informed that the State police have arrested 16 persons and registered 14 cases in connection to illegal usage of synthetic drugs and psychotropic substances and IMFL in the State.
Sharma said intensive checking of vehicles and raids of hotels and restaurants have been launched to prevent any such illegal activity.
The Police detected and seized 1369 numbers of Spasmo Proxyvon & other tablets, 163.6 grams of Brown Sugar, Heroin, and 446 IMFL during 1st to 15th of this month.
In this, Sharma appealed to the general public to provide information of sale or distribution of any form of Narcotics, Drugs of IMFL to the nearest Police Station or Narcotic Police Station.
The Closed User Group phone numbers of various Nagaland Police Officers & Police Stations is available in ‘Call Your Cop’ mobile App. Police say identity of the informant would be kept confidential.
On the video circulating on the quality of shoes for police jawans, he said mechanism is in place to address all these issues.
Saying that the various supplies of shoes had arrived and distributed in August, he said none of the current supply of shoes is in question for its quality.
Nevertheless, he said “we have seen the video but it would be certain perishable commodities like shoes if kept in stores for a long time especially when the climate is humid, the sole and leather it wears off.
“We will have a look at it”, he said.
On the law and order situation, he said things are normal and under control.
On Mon accident where a driver and handyman of a mini goods carrier were found dead on Monday, he said a post-mortem was conducted and “I don’t think there is any foul play in this or any attempt to hide anything”.
Maintaining that there is no murder or conspiracy, he requested the people in Sonari in Nagaland and Assam to take a call to these issues.
(Page News Service)