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Nagaland firing a case of mistaken identity, says Amit Shah in Lok Sabha



New Delhi: In his statement in the Lok Sabha on Monday on the Nagaland firing, Union Home minister Amit Shah repeated the Army’s stand that the incident was a result of mistaken identity.

Recounting the happenings, Shah said that the Army had received inputs about insurgents’ movement in Nagaland. On the basis of this input, the Army laid ambush in the area on December 4.

At that time, a vehicle reached the spot. It was signalled to stop, but instead it tried to speed away, he said. Suspecting that there were insurgents inside, the security personnel fired at the vehicle. Six of the eight were killed. It was later found that this was a case of mistaken identity.

The other two injured men were taken to a nearby health centre by the security forces. Locals who got the news reached the place and surrounded the Army personnel, burnt two Army vehicles and attacked them.

As a result, one jawan was killed and many others were injured

The personnel were forced to fire in self-defence and to disperse the mob. In this firing, 7 more civilians were killed and a few others were injured.

The local administration and the police have tried to bring the situation under control. The situation is still tense, but is under control.

“The Nagaland DGP and commissioner visited the site on December 5. An Fir has been registered and the probe has been handed over to the state crime police station. An SIT has been formed and it has been directed to complete the probe within a month,” he said.



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