Show-cause notices served to three teachers for misappropriation of fund, fabrication of documents, cheating and criminal breach of trust

Kohima: In a letter addressed to Nagaland chief secretary, T Mhabemo Yanthan, commissioner and secretary to the governor, notified that three officers from the directorate of school education (DoSE) were served show-cause notices by the department for “criminal and serious” offences.

The letter dated February 17 said that show-cause notices were served to three officers –, Dr Chubanungsang Imchen, joint director; Imtionen, junior education officer; and Y Daniel Lotha, junior education officer; DEO Wokha, for “commission of the offence of misappropriation of public money, fabrication of documents, cheating and criminal breach of trust, inflicting financial loss to the state exchequer”.

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Terming the offences as “criminal and serious”, it said the “governor desires that the government may consider getting a criminal case registered and investigated”. It added that the Supreme Court has held that “criminal and departmental proceedings may run simultaneously”.

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