The case dates back to a drug bust by the narcotics cell of Nagaland police at the Khazuma inter-state checkpost on August 3
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Nagaland: Seized narcotics go missing, recovered from IPS officer

Contraband brown sugar weighing 6.9 kg was recovered from a car at the Khazuma inter-state checkpost on August 3; two persons were arrested in this connection

Kohima: About 6.9 kg impounded narcotics that went missing in August this year have been reportedly recovered from the house of a senior IPS officer of Nagaland.

The case dates back to August 3, when the narcotics cell of Nagaland police recovered the contraband at the Khazuma inter-state checkpost, bordering Manipur, on August 3 this year.

The haul was made from a car originating in Manipur; two persons were arrested in this connection.

As per reports, the case, however, did not make it to official records. A departmental inquiry was initiated after the arrested persons were released and the confiscated drugs went missing.

Following the inquiry, the confiscated drugs were recovered from the residence of the Inspector General of Police (CID), Richard Yimto, on September 1.

In an official letter written to the Nagaland home commissioner on October 10, director general of police (DGP) T John Longkumer wrote: “The officer’s actions, no matter the reasons given by him, are not in conformity with the law. It raises many questions as to his intentions, but as he himself has admitted to his mistakes, we may consider it as a folly of judgement and poor knowledge of the concerned laws.”

The DGP, however, only recommended the transfer of the said officer to another post with immediate effect. “At present, the officer is on leave to attend to his ailing father-in-law in Delhi,” he added.

Although the DGP put the onus of “necessary action” on the home department, when contacted by EastMojo, Nagaland home commissioner Abhishek Singh refused to comment on the matter.