DIMAPUR, June 15 - Nagaland Government has terminated the services of a Consultant at Nagaland Police headquarters in Kohima and retired Addl SP MKR Pillai with immediate effect. Pillai has been removed following inter-State raids conducted by IT Department at his establishments amidst investigations into the huge unaccounted assets that were uncovered during the raids.
Informing this, Nagaland DGP LL Doungel yesterday said the decision was taken in the light of media reports over IT raids in Pillai�s establishments and that an official order will follow. However, he said the department is unable to initiate any investigation or action yet without evidence as the raids took place outside the State (in Kerala) by IT department and there has not been any intimation from the latter.
However, he confirmed that the decision to terminate Pillai�s contract was made largely because of media reports so as to allay any misgivings from the public.
Pillai was employed as a consultant to Motor Transport (MT) and Modernisation of Police sections eight-nine years back. His consultancy was renewed at intervals as the duration of a contract is for 1-2 years. But it was not clear how the consultancy was renewed as the appointment was not made directly by the department.