The contraband was seized from IGP (CID) Richard Yimto’s residence on September 1 Credit: Representational image

Kohima: A senior IPS officer has been suspended for keeping seized drugs at his residence in Nagaland. Richard Yimto, who was serving as the IGP of CID, was found to be in possession of 6.9 kg of brown sugar that was recovered from a vehicle at the Khuzama inter-state border check post on August 3.

Although two persons were detained in this connection, no case was registered against them. They were eventually let off.

On August 25, DGP TJ Longkumer instructed ADGP (law & order) Renchamo P Kikon to conduct a preliminary enquiry into the matter. In the report, the ADGP revealed that Yimto flouted the due process of law by not informing the authorities concerned about the seized drugs and instead deciding to keep them at his residence. It was also found that Yimto hadn’t filed a general diary and didn’t register a criminal case of the incident.

Following the enquiry, the contraband was seized from Yimto’s residence on September 1.

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