Nagaland: Security op goes badly wrong, 11 civilans killed|Leading developments
Nagaland civilians eliminating: At least 11 civilians were eliminated by the security forces in Nagaland’s Mon district on Sunday, authorities stated, including that it is investigating whether the event was a case of mistaken identity.
The occurrence occurred in between Oting and Tiru towns on Saturday night when the victims were returning home from a coal mine in a pick-up truck. They were day-to-day wagers at the coal mine, the law enforcement officer said.
The exact variety of fatalities, nevertheless, is yet to be determined as 11 people died on the spot, and several others gave in to their injuries in hospitals in neighbouring Assam, a policeman said.
Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio guaranteed a top-level probe into the event and attracted all sections of the society to preserve peace.
The lorry was allegedly fired upon by Army personnel, who were carrying out an operation in the location after getting inputs on the movement of militants of Yung Aung faction of proscribed outfit NSCN (K), he stated.
An examination is underway to establish whether the occurrence was a case of incorrect identity, the officer said.
Mon shares a permeable international border with Myanmar, where the Yung Aung faction of NSCN (K) is based. The circumstance is under control and cops are conducting area confirmation, he stated.
Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio condemned the occurrence and ensured that it will be investigated.
In a tweet, the chief minister said, “The unfortunate occurrence resulting in killing of civilians at Oting, Mon is highly condemnable. Acknowledgements to the bereaved families & & quick healing of those injured. High level SIT will investigate & & justice delivered based on the law of the land. Appeal for peace from all areas.”
Deputy Chief Minister Yanthungo Patton guaranteed that justice will be delivered.
“Oting’s (Mon) troubling and awful occurrence in which civilians were eliminated will be completely examined and justice will be served. Condolences to the bereaved households and prayers for the quick recovery of the injured. In the wake of the tragedy, I urge peace from everybody!” he tweeted.
Union House Minister Amit Shah likewise expressed his acknowledgements over the event and said a high-level SIT constituted by the state government will thoroughly penetrate this incident “to ensure justice to the bereaved families”.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday attacked the Centre over the killing of civilians in Nagaland, saying the government needs to provide a “genuine reply” regarding what is the home ministry doing when “neither civilians nor security workers are safe in our own land”.
“This is heart wrenching. GOI needs to give a genuine reply. Just what is the home ministry doing when neither civilians nor security personnel are safe in our own land?” Rahul Gandhi tweeted.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee likewise expressed her acknowledgements over the incident.
In a tweet, Mamata Banerjee stated, “Uneasy news from #Nagaland. Sincere acknowledgements to the bereaved families. I hope for the rapid recovery of those who were hurt.”
“We need to make sure a thorough probe into the incident and ensure that all victims get justice!” she included.
Though the Army is yet to release a statement, Assam Rifles has actually rejected its involvement in the incident.
(with PTI inputs)
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Published at Sat, 04 Dec 2021 23:05:03 -0600