Last updated on: October 25, 2018 at 11:12 pm IST
Dimapur, October 25: Governor of Nagaland has suspended Richard Yimto, IPS, IGP (CID) Nagaland with immediate effect.
An order issued by Home Commissioner, Abhishek Singh stated that a report was received from Director General of Police Nagaland on October 22 with regard to seizure of suspected 6.9 kg of contraband Brown Sugar by Narcotic Cell at Khuzama Gate on August 3 last and involvement of Richard Yimto, IPS, IGP (CID) Nagaland thereof.
As per the report, the matter came to the knowledge of PHQ only on August 25 and it was decided by DGP to conduct inquiry into the matter to establish whether there were lapses on part of Police personnel.
Renchamo P Kikon, IPS, ADGP (Law & Order) was directed by DGP Nagaland to carry out the enquiry into the case. Accordingly the officer after investigation submitted the detailed report on September 1, which revealed the involvement of Richard Yimto, IPS, IGP (CID) Nagaland, where he has flouted all due processes of law.
The investigation found that there was no General Diary reference on the seizure (GD dated 2nd to 4th August 2018), no criminal case was registered and the two persons from whose car the contraband was seized were released and the vehicle too was released on Zimmanama.
The seized contraband brown sugar was kept in the personal custody of Richard Yimto and not at the malkhana of the Narcotic Cell, PHQ.
A disciplinary proceeding against Richard Yimto has been contemplated for lapses committed.
The Home Commissioner further ordered that during the period the Order remains in force, the Headquarter of Richard Yimto, IPS, IGP (CID) would be PHQ Kohima and would not leave the Headquarter without obtaining the prior permission of the competent authority.
Meanwhile, another Order issued by the Home Commissioner stated that during the period of suspension, Richard Yimto would be entitled to subsistence allowance of an amount equal to the leave salary which he would have drawn if he had been on leave on half average pay and it addition, dearness allowance and other allowances on the basis of such leave salary under FR 53 (1) (2). (Page News Service)