Advertisement

HindustanTimes Tue,30 Sep 2014

Rs.1 cr seized from Nagaland candidate

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Guwahati, February 17, 2013
First Published: 00:10 IST(17/2/2013) | Last Updated: 00:12 IST(17/2/2013)

The police in eastern Nagaland’s Longleng district seized more than Rs.1crore from a Naga People’s Front (NPF) candidate on Saturday after the chopper he was travelling in landed on an Assam Rifles helipad without prior information.

Advertisement

Specific to the Northeast, Assam Rifles is one of the world’s oldest paramilitary forces.

Police officials said Nyemli Phom, the NPF candidate for Tamlu assembly seat, produced an authorisation letter from the party treasurer saying the money was meant for the NPF’s activities during the election period.

“Assam Rifles officials quizzed Phom for landing on their helipad without intimation. They informed the local authorities and the police along with Election Commission observers and a special flying squad found R1crore in his possession,” superintendent of police Rajashekhara said from district headquarters Longleng.

The cash, he added, has been kept in various branches of nationalised banks in Longleng town.

Nagaland chief electoral officer J Alam said a detailed report from the Longleng deputy commissioner was being awaited.

In Nagaland, votes are allegedly bought with cash and other inducements that vary from a bottle of expensive whisky and pork to SUVs.


Advertisement
more from India

Modi, Obama joint editorial calls for new agenda in ties

India and the United States said on Tuesday that time had come to set a new agenda in bilateral ties, reinvigorating the relationship at multiple levels, from expanding trade and investment to cooperating in campaigns such as 'Çlean India' to improve Indian living standards. Full text: Indo-US statement
Advertisement
Most Popular
Advertisement
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved