The Army inquiry into the horrific killings of innocent civilians by troopers of the 21 para special forces on December 4 at Oting village in Nagaland’s Mon district is “progressing expeditiously”.

This was informed by the Indian Army on Monday.

“The inquiry ordered by Army is progressing expeditiously and all efforts are being made to conclude it at the earliest,” the Army said in a statement.

In another public notice, the Army informed that the inquiry team probing the December 4 Oting killings, will visit the incident site on December 29.

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“It is intimated that the Indian Army Inquiry Team will be visiting the incident site on 29 December 2021,” the Army’s public notice read.

It added: “The team will also be present at Tizit Police Station, Mon District between 1330 hours to 1500 hours on 29 December 2021.”

Meanwhile, the Army also informed that it is “fully cooperating” with the investigation conducted by the SIT constituted by the Nagaland government.

“The Indian Army is also fully cooperating with the Special Investigation Team (SIT) inquiry ordered by State government and required details are being shared in a timely manner,” the statement read.

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The Army has also requested “all brothers and sisters of Nagaland to be patient and wait for the findings of the Army inquiry”.

“We assure you that action will be taken in accordance with the law to secure justice for all,” the Army said.

It added: “The people of Nagaland have always cooperated and assisted the Security Forces in maintaining peace and tranquility over the last many decades. We share a deep bond of brotherhood, trust and friendship with you. Let us work together for a brighter & better future.”

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