#NewDelhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sent notices to the Secretary of Defense, the Union Home Secretary and the Chief Secretary of Nagaland and the DG of the state police, spontaneously in the wake of the Nagaland Killings. Report must be submitted within next 6 weeks.
The report should also mention the investigation report of the Special Investigation Team or SIT prepared by the Nagaland government. On the other hand, Union Home Minister Amit Shah (Nagaland Killings) while standing in Parliament on this day expressed his sorrow over the death of villagers in Nagaland by army firing. He claimed that 13 innocent villagers lost their lives due to misunderstanding. The army fired without realizing their identities.
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Shah said the jawans fired on suspicion of being militants. They opened fire after receiving information from detectives. At first the soldiers tried to stop the car. But the car did not stop. So the forces were forced to shoot. They thought it was a militant vehicle.
In a statement, the home minister said the army mistakenly opened fire on the miners’ vehicles near Oting village in Mann district on Saturday night, thinking they were militants. There were 21 army commandos in the operation. Six of the eight passengers were killed on the spot. He said the soldiers took the two injured to the hospital.
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Shah also said that the army base was attacked after the firing. He also said that one army jawan was killed in the attack by the villagers. Shah said a special investigation team would submit a report within a month. An official at the Additional Secretary level of the Home Ministry has already gone to Kohima for a preliminary inquiry into the incident, he said.
After hearing the Union Home Minister’s statement, Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha leader Sudip Bandyopadhyay said, “We had hoped that the Home Minister would announce compensation to the slain villagers.
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