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Nagaland: Suo moto FIR against Mon killing incident “intention of security was to murder civilians”

KOHIMA: The Nagaland Police lodged a suo moto FIR against the 21st Paramilitary Force over the firing incident in Mon district on Saturday which led to the deaths of 14 civilians. The FIR states that the intention of the security forces was to “murder and injure civilians.”

The FIR further stated that the operation was carried out without any intimation or requisition for a local police guide.

“It is to be noted that at the time of the incident, there was no local police guide nor did the security forces requisition to police station to provide police guide for their operation. Hence, it is obvious that the intention of security forces was to murder and injure civilians,” the FIR states.

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Describing the incident, the FIR says, “At 3.30 pm, coal mine labourers of Oting village were returning… security forces blankly open fired at the vehicle without any provocation resulting in the killing of many villagers and seriously injuring many others.”

The Nagaland government on Sunday set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe into the firing incident in which at least 14 civilians were killed in an area between Tiru and Oting village in Mon district. One more civilian was killed in violent protests today, while another was seriously injured.

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