Kohima. 4 December attacks in Nagaland (Nagaland Firing) The Special Investigation Team, which arrived to investigate, has been approved by the Army to record the statements of the soldiers who were involved in this operation. 14 civilians were killed in the firing incidents on 4 and 5 December. After this incident, angry villagers surrounded the soldiers in anger and a soldier lost his life in their attack. The cause of this incident was stated to be mistaken identity. Top police sources said that Nagaland SIT This week Para Special Force can complete the work of recording the statements of 21 soldiers. However, it is not yet clear whether the SIT will directly interrogate the jawans or they will submit only prepared statements.
To expedite the probe, the Nagaland SIT has been increased from eight members to 22 officers, police sources said, adding that the larger team includes five officers of the Indian Police Service. The SIT is further divided into seven teams. It is also unclear at the moment how the state-level team will proceed with the investigation as Nagaland is in force under the Armed Forces (Special) Powers Act, or AFSPA, which protects security forces from harassment without the Centre’s approval. A separate army team involved in the Army’s Court of Inquiry is already in Nagaland.
What was the whole matter?
It is noteworthy that after this incident, Otting villagers had said in a statement that on December 4, around 3.30 pm, eight coal miners were coming back in a pick-up truck. It said that around 4.30 pm the security forces ambushed the pick-up truck without knowing anything about any of the passengers.
The ‘Oating Citizens Office’ claimed that when the villagers went out for a search around 8 pm, they found the pick-up truck empty and its front windshield was shot at which went straight towards the driver and the boys were driving the car. were missing from
The statement alleged that the bullet mark on the glass clearly indicates that they first shot the driver to stop the vehicle and later attacked others.
The villagers claimed that they chased and stopped three vehicles of the security forces on bikes. Security personnel denied having knowledge of the missing boys. However, in the search six missing miners were found in tarpaulin and they were half naked and lying dead.
The ‘Oating Citizens Office’ alleged that the security forces tried to project these boys as militants and for this they kept weapons there and wore uniforms and shoes.
A scuffle broke out after a heated argument between the villagers and the security forces. Villagers allege that army personnel opened indiscriminate fire in which many people died and some others were injured.