Army orders Court of Inquiry into killing of civilians in Nagaland

Army orders Court of Inquiry into killing of civilians in Nagaland


The army on Sunday ordered a court of inquiry into the killing of several civilians during an anti-insurgency operation in Mon district, Nagaland, and promised action based on the findings of the investigation.

Police in Nagaland’s capital, Kohima, said at least 11 civilians had been killed by security forces and were investigating whether the incident was a misidentification.

Army officials said the operation in the district bordering Myanmar was carried out on the basis of credible intelligence input on the possible movement of insurgents in the area.

“The incident and its consequences are deeply regrettable. The cause of the unfortunate loss of life is being investigated by a High Court of First Instance and appropriate action will be taken in accordance with the law,” he said. ‘Army in a statement. .

He said security forces had suffered serious injuries in the operation and a soldier succumbed to his injuries.

Official sources said Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and the head of the army, General MM Naravane, had been informed of the incident.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been reworked by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is automatically generated from a syndicated channel.)

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