Nagaland Civilian Killings Updates: Murder Case Filed, "Intention To Murder", Allege Cops

Nagaland Civilian Killings Updates: Murder Case Filed, 'Intention To Murder', Allege Cops

The Nagaland police have taken a suo moto FIR against 21 Para special forces of Indian Army in connection with a counter-insurgency operation that led to the deaths of 14 innocent villagers. An Army jawan also lost his life when the situation quickly deteriorated out of control.

The police have said that the special Army unit didn't inform police nor did they take any police guide for the counter-insurgency operation in Mon district that borders Myanmar.

The truck had eight people on board -- six of them were killed on the spot; two others died on the way to the hospital.  It is believed that all those on the truck were local coal miners.

Sources said no arms or ammunition were recovered from the truck.

Soon after, hundreds of villagers -- armed with stones and machetes -- attacked the army team, sources said. The army team opened fire in self-defence, in which at least five 5 villagers were killed and several others were injured, sources said.

Here are the Updates on Nagaland civilian deaths:

Dec 07, 2021 00:42 (IST)
Bandh passes off peacefully in Nagaland
A six-hour ''bandh'' (shutdown) imposed on Monday by Naga Students' Federation (NSF) to protest the killing of 14 civilians by security forces passed off peacefully, despite minor skirmishes between students and security forces.

Briefing media-persons at the NSF conference hall here Monday, NSF president Kegwayhun Tep and general secretary Siipuni Ng. Philo said the shutdown was to protest the shooting down of civilians and in solidarity with the family of victims.

The `bandh' was imposed in the respective jurisdiction by the federating units of NSF, he said, adding that there was no report of any untoward incident as the Nagas in general stood in solidarity from 6 AM to 12 Noon.
Dec 06, 2021 20:47 (IST)
Nagaland firing: Deputy Chief Minister, senior officials visit Mon town to review situation
Two days after an Army unit in Nagaland mistook a group of villagers for insurgents and opened fire, killing 13 civilians in the security operation at an India-Myanmar border district of Mon in the Oting village, Nagaland Deputy Chief Minister Yanthungo Patton and other senior officials visited Mon town on Monday to assess the tense situation that prevailed in the town after the firing incident.

Yanthungo Patton, who is also the home minister of the state, "In the wake of Dec 4 incident and the unrest that followed, accompanied by DGP Nagaland Shri T.J. Longkumer, Commissioner Nagaland Shri Rovilatuo Mor, Nagaland Principal Secy (Home) Shri Abhijit Sinha and others, from Sunday evening, have been assessing the situation of Mon Town."

Dec 06, 2021 19:57 (IST)
Amit Shah Calls Nagaland Killings "Unfortunate", Opposition Walks Out
Home Minister Amit Shah told parliament today that the Centre regrets the death of 14 civilians in a counter-insurgency operation of the army in Nagaland on Saturday that went horribly wrong. A Special Investigation Team (SIT) would inquiry into the incident and give its report in one month, he said.

"The situation is tense but under control," Amit Shah said in a statement on the incident, speaking over opposition slogan-shouting that ended with a walk-out in the Rajya Sabha.
Dec 06, 2021 15:52 (IST)
In Nagaland Op That Went Horribly Wrong, Jawans Attacked With Machetes
The Nagaland counter-insurgency operation that went horrifically wrong and led to 15 deaths over the weekend, had started after a unit of the army's elite 21 Para Special Forces thought they saw a hunting rifle in a truck that was coming along the Tiru-Oting road of Mon district.

The forces, which laid an ambush for insurgents, immediately opened fire, killing six of the coal miners who were in the truck, army sources said. Two others, who were injured, were taken to the hospital by the army.  By evening, the matter went out of hand as villagers arrived and attacked the troops with machetes and killed one of them on the spot, slashing his throat.
Dec 06, 2021 15:14 (IST)
Amit Shah says centre expresses regret over civilian killings in Nagaland

  • SIT has been formed to probe the Nagaland incident
  • SIT directed to complete investigation in 1 month
  • The centre expresses regret over this incident and expresses condolences to the families of those killed
  • Situation tense but under control in Nagaland
  • All agencies have to ensure that such incidents do not happen in future.
  • Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs has met the Chief Secretary of Nagaland and inquired about the incident.
Dec 06, 2021 15:08 (IST)
Nagaland Op That Killed 14 Civilians: Army Unit Named In FIR

The 21 Para Special forces of Army "blankly opened fire" resulting in the killing of many Oting villagers in Mon district of Nagaland near Assam border, the state police has alleged in its FIR against the Army unit. It further alleges that the "intention" of security forces was to "murder and injure civilians". (Read full story here)
Dec 06, 2021 15:07 (IST)
Dec 06, 2021 13:38 (IST)
The Centre has given an ex-gratia amount of Rs 11 lakhs each and the state government has given Rs 5 lakhs each to the families of those deceased: Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio on recent civilian killings
Dec 06, 2021 13:37 (IST)
"We're asking Central govt to remove AFSPA from Nagaland": Chief Minister

Home Minister Amit Shah is taking the matter very seriously, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said today., adding that his government has asked the Centre to remove AFSPA from Nagaland.
Dec 06, 2021 12:59 (IST)
Dec 06, 2021 12:33 (IST)
Hornbill Festival stopped for a day as Nagaland mourns civilian killings

The picturesque Naga Heritage Village at Kisama, the main venue for Nagaland''s iconic Hornbill festival, wore a deserted look on Monday as the government cancelled the day''s events in solidarity with the killing of civilians in Mon district.

The Hornbill festival, an annual ten-day extravaganza in which different tribes of the state showcase their traditions, began on December 1.
Dec 06, 2021 12:26 (IST)
Nagaland Encounter: Army Unit Named In Nagaland Op Deaths, "Intention To Murder," Allege Cops
The 21 Para Special forces of Army "blankly opened fire" resulting in the killing of many Oting villagers in Mon district of Nagaland near Assam border, the state police has alleged in its FIR against the Army unit.
Dec 06, 2021 12:09 (IST)
The Army, in a statement yesterday, had expressed deep regrets over the "unfortunate loss of lives" in a security operation that went awry, adding that the matter will be investigated at the "highest level".
Dec 06, 2021 11:15 (IST)
Rajya Sabha adjourned over civilian killings in Nagaland.
Dec 06, 2021 11:01 (IST)
Nagaland Encounter: Army Unit Named In Nagaland Op Deaths, "Intention To Murder," Allege Cops
The 21 Para Special forces of Army "blankly opened fire" resulting in the killing of many Oting villagers in Mon district of Nagaland near Assam border, the state police has alleged in its FIR against the Army unit.
Dec 06, 2021 10:37 (IST)
Amit Shah to make statement on op deaths in Parliament
Union Home Minister Amit Shah is to speak on the Nagaland violence in Parliament today; Mr Shah will speak in the Lok Sabha at 3 pm and in the Rajya Sabha an hour later. The opposition, meanwhile, has served multiple adjournment notices this morning, demanding detailed discussions.
Dec 06, 2021 10:12 (IST)
Nagaland civilian killings: Internet, SMS services suspended in Mon district, SIT to probe
The State government on Sunday prohibited all mobile internet, data services, bulk SMS of all providers in the entire area of Mon district with immediate effect.
Dec 06, 2021 09:38 (IST)
Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio is expected to visit Mon district today, officials say.
Dec 06, 2021 09:28 (IST)
Dec 06, 2021 08:49 (IST)
Nagaland civilian deaths: "Intention to murder, injure civilians," allege cops

"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," read a copy of the FIR by the state police that has been accessed by NDTV.
Dec 06, 2021 08:42 (IST)

The 21 Para Special forces of Army "blankly opened fire" resulting in the killing of many Oting villagers in Nagaland, the state police has alleged in its FIR against the Army unit. It also said that the "intention" of security forces was to "murder and injure civilians".
Dec 06, 2021 08:40 (IST)
Army Unit Named In Nagaland Op Deaths, "Intention To Murder", Allege Cops
The Nagaland police have taken a suo moto FIR against 21 Para special forces of Indian Army in connection with a counter-insurgency operation that led to the deaths of 14 innocent villagers. An Army jawan also lost his life when the situation quickly deteriorated out of control.

The police have said that the special Army unit didn't inform police nor did they take any police guide for the counter-insurgency operation in Mon district that borders Myanmar.

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