Anti-graft body accuses Nagaland police of protecting ‘fraud IGP’

Kohima, October 21: The ACAUT (Against Corruption and Unabated Taxation) Nagaland has accused the state police of trying to protect a “fraud” Inspector General of Police (IGP) who had allegedly concealed contraband brown sugar weighing 6.9 kg on Friday.

The anti-graft group issued a statement on Friday claiming that the state police are trying to hush the matter and are not dealing with the cop in a strict manner.

The group said, “The officer in question is either incompetent to be a police officer or he is a cop caught in the act, either way, he has no business to be in police force. Even a mere person would be aware that seized materials are not supposed to be kept at the private residence.”

The group has demanded an immediate clarification from the police headquarters as to why the officer has not been suspended yet and whether an FIR has been lodged.

A consignment of drugs – 6.9 kg of brown sugar  – that was impounded in August was recovered from the residence of the IGP officer last month. The officer had admitted to having possession of the drugs on August 25 and it was confiscated from his residence on September 1.