Kohima: The Nagaland government on Sunday snapped the mobile internet services in the state to control the law and order situation after 13 civilians were killed in a firing incident in Mon district . “Mobile internet/data services/ bulk SMS of all providers in the entire area of Mon district prohibited with immediate effect until further notice,” Nagaland Home Commissioner Abhijit Sinha said in an order.Also Read - Viral Video: BSF Jawan Takes Up Fit India Challenge And Completes 47 Push Ups in 40 Seconds; Watch Video
In a tragic incident, nearly 13 civilians were killed in a firing incident in Mon district of Nagaland. The incident took place last night, Superintendent of Police Imnalensa confirmed, adding that an investigation is underway to ascertain whether the incident was a case of mistaken identity. Also Read - China's PLA Has Found 'Missing' Arunachal Boy: Indian Army
Comment on the incident, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said that a high-level Special Investigative Team will probe it. He also appealed for peace from all sections of society. “The unfortunate incident leading to the killing of civilians at Oting, Mon is highly condemnable. Condolences to the bereaved families & speedy recovery of those injured. High-level SIT will investigate & justice delivered as per the law of the land. Appeal for peace from all sections.” Also Read - Republic Day Parade This Year To Have 25 Tableaux, 16 Marching Contingents | Details Here
Ordering a Court of Inquiry into the incident, Army said that one of its personnel was also killed and several others were seriously injured. It said that the incident and its aftermath is “deeply regretted” and the unfortunate loss of lives is being investigated at the highest level.
Home Minister Amit Shah also assured high-level enquire into the incident. “Anguished over unfortunate incident in Nagaland’s Oting, Mon. I express my deepest condolences to families of those who have lost their lives. A high-level SIT constituted by State govt will thoroughly probe this incident to ensure justice to the bereaved families,” Amit Shah said.
Where and how did the incident take place?
The incident took place between Oting and Tiru villages when some daily-wage labourers were returning home in a pick-up van from a coal mine on Saturday evening.
The vehicle was allegedly fired upon by Army personnel, who were conducting an operation in the area after receiving inputs on the movement of militants of Yung Aung faction of proscribed outfit NSCN (K).
‘Incident And Its Aftermatch Highly Regretted’, Says Army
Issuing a statement Army said, “Based on credible intelligence of likely movement of insurgents, a specific operation was planned to be conducted in the area of Tiru, Mon District, Nagaland. The incident and its aftermath is deeply regretted”.