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Nagaland Killings: Army inquiry team visits Oting Village

The inquiry team, headed by a senior rank officer, a Major General, inspected the site.

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  • The army has agreed to give access to Nagaland's Special Investigation Team, or SIT, to examine and record the statements of officers and jawans who were involved in an ambush

KOHIMA-   The Court of Inquiry constituted by the Indian Army to investigate the Mon incident visited the site at Oting Village on 29 Dec 2021. The inquiry team, headed by a senior rank officer, a Major General, inspected the site to understand the circumstances in which the incident could have happened.

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The team also took along the witnesses for better understanding of the situation & how events would have unfolded. Subsequently, the team was also present at Tizit Police Station, Mon District on 29 December 2021 to meet the cross section of the society to include civilians, police personnel and doctors who treated injured for obtaining valuable information pertaining to the incident.

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The army has agreed to give access to Nagaland’s Special Investigation Team, or SIT, to examine and record the statements of officers and jawans who were involved in an ambush that went horribly wrong on December 4, which claimed the lives of 14 civilians, police sources have said. A soldier died in a subsequent attack by villagers, who surrounded the jawans in anger.

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The Nagaland SIT is likely to complete recording the statements of the 21 Para Special Forces soldiers this week, top police sources said. It’s not yet clear if the soldiers will be interrogated by the SIT or they will only submit prepared statements.

As per Indian Army, the Court of Inquiry is progressing expeditiously and all efforts are being made to conclude it at the earliest.

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