A five-member special investigation team (SIT) has been constituted to probe the incident of killing of innocent civilians by security forces at Oting village in Mon district of Nagaland on Saturday night.
“…looking at the complexity of the case, …it has been decided to transfer the investigation of the case to State Crime Police Station (SCPS) and investigation will be taken up by the Special Investigation Team (SIT),” an order from Nagaland chief secretary J Alam read.
The SIT is being led by Nagaland IGP (R) – Limasunep Jamir.
The SIT also has DIG (CID) Roopa M, SP (Crime) Manoj Kumar, SP Kilang Walling and 15 NAP IR deputy commandant Relo Aye as members.
The overall investigation conducted by the SIT in the case will be monitored by Nagaland ADGP (Law and Order) Sandeep M Tamgadge.
The SIT has been directed immediately take over the case and visit the crime scene and collect evidences.
The SIT has also been directed to complete investigation into the horrific incident within a month.
At least 13 civilians lost their lives on Saturday night after security forces opened fire on a pickup car carrying labourers.
Personnel of the security forces mistook the civilians as insurgents. Security personnel, who were in the area for an anti-insurgency operation.
Later, two more civilians were killed and several others injured in Assam Rifles firing at Oting in Nagaland’s Mon district on Sunday.
The security personnel opened fire when angry locals attacked an Assam Rifles camp in Mon over the killing of 13 civilians on Saturday evening.
Meanwhile, following deteriorating law and order situation in Mon, the district administration has imposed section 144.