Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Maoist army fired in Nagaland, 13 civilians died

Kohima (News Desk ): 13 civilians have been killed in firing by security forces in Mon district of Nagaland. Assam Rifles jawans opened fire on truck riders on suspicion of being Maoists. After the civilians were killed in the firing, the local people attacked the army. During this, many people were also killed in the […]

Kohima (News Desk ): 13 civilians have been killed in firing by security forces in Mon district of Nagaland. Assam Rifles jawans opened fire on truck riders on suspicion of being Maoists. After the civilians were killed in the firing, the local people attacked the army. During this, many people were also killed in the firing of the army. An army jawan also died in the attack. The army has expressed regret over the incident and has ordered a high level inquiry. Expressing grief in a tweet, Home Minister Amit Shah has also said that orders have been given to investigate the matter immediately.

The incident took place on the night of December 4 in Nagaland’s Mon district. According to the report of the English newspaper The Hindu, security forces were conducting an operation against the militants on Saturday night near Oting village in Mon district. During this, a truck passed by in which local people were riding. Suspecting it to be a militant, the security forces opened fire on the truck in which 6 people were killed. After the incident, the local people attacked the security forces. After this, the security forces again opened fire in which seven more local people died. One security forces personnel also died in the violence while three were injured.

 

Clarification and apology of security guards

After the incident, the Assam Rifles has expressed its regret while giving a clarification. Assam Rifles has issued a statement saying that, in view of the movement of militants on the basis of strong intelligence, an operation plan was done at Tiru in Mon district. The death of people is being investigated through a high level Court of Inquiry. Appropriate action will be taken in the matter. Several people of the security forces were injured in this incident and one jawan died. We regret the incident and the reaction that followed.

Shah and Rio expressed grief

Home Minister Amit Shah has expressed grief, describing it as an unfortunate incident. The Home Minister has said in a tweet that, I am saddened by this unfortunate incident, I express my condolences to the families of the deceased. The high level SIT formed by the state government will ensure justice for the families of the victims. Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has also tweeted about the incident, saying that the unfortunate incident of killing of civilians in Mon Ke Oting is completely condemnable. Our condolences to the families of the deceased and wish a speedy recovery to the injured. A high level SIT will investigate the matter and justice will be done as per law. We appeal to the sections for peace.

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