- Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton, who were in Delhi to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah, rushed back on Sunday and are now headed for Mon to take stock of the situation.
KOHIMA : The Nagaland Police registered an FIR against the 21st Para SFs of the Indian Army, alleging that the intention of the security forces was to “murder and injure” the civilians.
“It is to be noted that at the time of incident there was no police guide nor security forces did make requisition to police station to provide police guide for their operation. Hence it is obvious that the intention of security forces is to murder and injure civilians,” the FIR read.
The security forces personnel had launched an operation at Oting in Mon district on Saturday evening following inputs from local sources. However, they opened fire at some coal mine workers who were returning home in a pick-up van, mistaking them for National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) militants in which six villagers were killed.
Later, the villagers launched a hunt to find the workers after they failed to reach their homes. The villagers surrounded the Army vehicles and attacked the troops in which another seven civilians lost their lives. Officials said that a 24-year-old jawan was also killed in the clash.
Of the 28 injured, the condition of six are stated to be critical and they are undergoing treatment at hospital, officials said.
Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton, who were in Delhi to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah, rushed back on Sunday and are now headed for Mon to take stock of the situation.
The Nagaland government on Sunday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each to the families of the 13 people killed in firing by security forces in Mon district where Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio will make a visit on December 6.
A five-member delegation from the Trinamool Congress Including four MPs — Sushmita Deb, Shantanu Sen, Aparupa Poddar and Prasun Bandopadhyay will visit Nagaland on Monday to meet the families of the civilians who were mistakenly killed by the security forces. ( with PTI inputs )