Army: Failed Nagaland Operation: Army will provide all possible assistance for civilian investigation, own team visits site. India News – Times of India

New Delhi: Army Provide all assistance including access to personnel and records to the Special Investigation Team (SIT) set up by Nagaland Government will investigate the failed operation till 21 para special forces in the state on 4 December, which ultimately led to the death of 14 civilians and one soldier.
Army’s own Court of Inquiry (Watch) The team led by a Major General also inspected the site on Wednesday near Oting village my district “To understand the circumstances in which the incident could have taken place,” a senior official said.
“The COI team also took witnesses along to understand the situation and the sequence of events better. Thereafter, the team also remained present at Tizit police station for one-and-a-half hours to meet a section of the society to get valuable information related to the incident,” he said.
The Army said that the COI is progressing rapidly and all efforts are being made to complete it at the earliest. The COI is also probing the so-called “credible intelligence”, based on which around 30 troops led by a Major of elite 21 Para-SF were deployed for the operation.
Six unarmed coal miners were killed and two injured in the initial ambush, with the other deaths in clashes with angry villagers. “There was no intention to kill civilians. It was a case of mistaken identity. The Army has completely accepted its mistake,” said an official.
As earlier reported by TOI, the failed operation was entirely a result of faulty intelligence which was not properly substantiated in the flurry of ambushes as well as opening fire on civilian pick-up trucks without verifying that Who really were the passengers.
There was also “intense pressure” on security forces in the north-east to deliver results after Col. Viplav TripathiOn November 13, his wife, son and four soldiers were killed in a planned ambush by insurgents in Manipur – the deadliest in six years.
The failed operation has renewed a long-standing demand for the repeal of the iron-clad Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), which gives military personnel special rights to work in “disturbed areas” such as Jammu and Kashmir and the North. and provides immunity. East.