14 Killed In Nagaland
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14 Killed In Nagaland

14 Killed In Nagaland
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In a massive escalation between the Assam Rifles and
the local people of Tiru village in Nagaland on Saturday,

at least 14 people were
killed including a jawan.The
incident happened when the
Assam Rifles reportedly
shot two people suspected
of being National Socialist
Council of Nagaland,
Khaplang faction (NSCN-K)
militants. Enraged by the incident, the locals attacked
the jawans with machetes
and other sharp weapons, in
which one jawan was killed
and six others were left injured. The locals reported.
also set the vehicle of the
jawans on fire.The martyred
jawan has been identified as
Gautam Lal. The six jawans
who were injured are, Pankaj
Nag, Shubhash Basumatary,
Puran Bhuri, Ajay Thura,
Harendra Thapa and
Aadari.Retaliating to the attack by the locals, the Assam
Rifles reportedly opened fire
in which 14 people were
killed.
Meanwhile,the Nagaland
Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio
has condemned the incident
calling it unfortunate. He further assured a high-level
Special Investigation Team
(SIT) to investigate the matter. Appealing for calm,
state’s Chief Minister.Neiphiu Rio said that a Special Investigation Team will
probe the matter.According
to the latest reports, the incident took place between
Oting and Tiru villages
when some daily-wage
labourers were returning
home in a pick-up van from
a coal mine on Saturday
evening. The vehicle was
then allegedly fired upon by
Army personnel, who were
conducting an operation in
the area after receiving in.
puts on the movement of militants of the Yung Aung faction of proscribed
outfit NSCN (K).”An investigation is underway to ascertain whether the incident was a case of mistaken identity,” a police officer was quoted.
The Indian Army’s HQ 3 Corps has also issued a statement on the incident
and said, “Based on credible intelligence of likely movement of insurgents, a
specific operation was planned to be conducted in the area of Tiru, Mon District, Nagaland. The incident and its aftermath is deeply regretted.””The cause
of the unfortunate loss of lives is being investigated at the highest level and
appropriate action will be taken as per the course of law. The security forces
have suffered severe injuries in the incident including one soldier who succumbed to the injuries,” the statement added. Chief Minister Rio has said that
justice will be delivered as per the law of the land. Taking to his official Twitter
account, Rio said, “The unfortunate incident leading to killing of civilians at
Oting, Mon is highly condemnable. Condolences to the bereaved families &
speedy recovery of those injured. High level SIT will investigate & justice
delivered as per the law of the land. Appeal for peace from all
sections.”Meanwhile, Shah has said that he is ‘anguished’ over the ‘unfortunate
incident’ and has expressed his condolences to the families of those who have
lost their lives. “A high-level SIT constituted by the State govt will thoroughly
probe this incident to ensure justice to the bereaved families,” Shah tweeted.
Nagaland civilian killings: Rajya Sabha MP KG Kenye to raise matter in Parliament A day after 14 people were killed during a security operation in Nagaland’s
Mon district, Rajya Sabha MP from the state, KG Kenye, says he will raise the
issue in Parliament.Aday after 14 people – one soldier and 13 civilians, were
killed during a security operation in Nagaland’s Mon district, Rajya Sabha MP
from the state, KG Kenye, said he will raise the issue in Parliament on
Monday.Speaking to India Today, the MP said, “It is shocking,

it is highly
condemnable, I cannot go into the details of it without ascertaining the facts”.
He said he would seek permission from the chairman during the zero hour in
Parliament to raise the issue.Meanwhile, the Union Home Minister Amit Shah,
Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio condemned the incident and stated that a
high-level SIT will investigate the matter.OnePlus 9RT might be headed to India
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other hand, the Army in a statement said it ‘deeply regrets’ the incident.

The
Army said the unfortunate loss of lives is being investigated at the highest level
and action will be taken.”Based on credible intelligence of likely movement of
insurgents, a specific operation was planned to be conducted in the area of Tiru,
Mon District, Nagaland,” the Army stated.”The cause of the unfortunate loss
of lives is being investigated at the highest level and appropriate action will be
taken as per the course of law,” the statement read.The incident took place
between Oting and Tiru villages when some daily-wage labourers were returning home in a pick-up van from a coal mine on Saturday evening.news credit by AR

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