Kohima, February 20, 2013
Hours after his arrest on Monday, Nagaland home minister Imkong L Imchen quit the council of ministers.
Imchen had been arrested in Wokha for allegedly transporting Rs.1.10 crore in cash and arms and ammunition in the poll-bound state. Late on Monday night, he submitted his resignation letter to chief minister Neiphiu Rio.
But since the cheif minister is out of station, a decision is yet to be taken on the resignation, said Abu Mehta, press secretary to the CM.
In the letter, Imchen said the seized money — Rs. 1.10 crore — was received from the central office of Naga People’s Front for election purposes.