The Nagaland firing incident that occured on December 4 will be probed thoroughly, said Army Chief General MM Naravane on Wednesday. He also assured that appropriate action will be taken based on the report of the inquiry into the matter.
“The regrettable incident that occurred in Oting in Nagaland on December 4 is being thoroughly investigated. We remain committed to the security of our countrymen, even during the conduct of operations. Appropriate action will be taken based on report of inquiry. The inquiry report into December 4 Nagaland incident expected to come out in a day or two,” the Indian Army Chief said.
After the killing of civilians allegedly by para-commandos of the Indian Army in Oting during an “operation” and its aftermath, the Nagaland government had set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) and ordered a thorough report within 30 days that ended on January 5.
Meanwhile, the SIT has reportedly submitted the preliminary report to the State government regarding the matter.
The Indian Army had on December 26 requested Nagaland citizens to be a little patient till the findings of the inquiry were out.
“We assure you that action will be taken in accordance with the law to secure justice for all,” the Army statement had read.