In Nagaland, seven police officers have lost their jobs as part of tough crackdown on drug-related activities. The state police are taking “reform or perish” approach, encouraging officers struggling with drug or alcohol problems to seek treatment.
Out of the 43 police personnel facing consequences, seven have been dismissed, two have been demoted and compulsorily retired, and 14 have received penalties like losing salary increments. In 20 other cases, disciplinary proceedings are ongoing.
Nagaland Police Addressing Substance Abuse Among Officers
The state’s Director General of Police, Rupin Sharma, emphasized that the police are not only targeting civilians but also their own officers involved in drug-related issues.
He stressed that few officers with such problems should not tarnish the reputation of the entire Nagaland police force or the state government. This action comes after a significant amount of drugs, valued at ₹25 crore ($3.5 million), was seized by the police between June and August.