SIT starts probe into Nagaland shooting, seeks information from general public

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed by the Nagaland government has started its probe into the killing of 14 civilians in Mon district of the state.

The SIT has requested any person having any information on the unfortunate incident to contact them.

In a press statement, Nagaland police said that, in connection with the killing incident at Oting in Mon district of Nagaland on December 4, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) has requested any person having any information on the unfortunate incident to contact the SIT.

“Any person having photos, videos, suspicious activities from primary source or any other information connected with the incident in original not forwarded (secondary source), may kindly share it in the interest of police investigation,” said in the statement.

According to the press statement from SP (crime) and PRO Nagaland Police, Manoj Kumar, the information may be shared via phone call or WhatsApp message to +91-6009803048 or email to [email protected] and the identity of the informant will be kept confidential on request.

“The original recorded audio/video/document would be collected from the source after following due legal procedures,” said the statement.

The Oting incident occurred on December 4 after an apparent botched up operation by 21 para-commandos of Indian army, and later acknowledged as “a case of mistaken identity” by the Union home minister in the Parliament.

A total of 13 civilians died and many were injured during the firing by security forces in Oting, while another civilian was killed and many more injured in the chain of events thereafter in Mon Town on December 5.

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Hemanta Kumar Nath is a Guwahati-based journalist. He had worked with India Blooms News Service (IBNS), Meghalaya Times, Global News Network among others.

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