Home Minister Amit Shah has given complete information in Parliament on the issue of firing on civilians by soldiers in Nagaland. He said that the army had received information about the movement of extremists in Opting village. After this, 21 commandos had cordoned off the suspected area. Meanwhile, a vehicle reached there and was asked to stop. But they tried to run away. The soldiers thought that there might be extremists in that car and they opened fire. In this firing, 6 out of 8 people sitting in the car were killed. The soldiers immediately came to know that the accident happened due to mistaken identity.

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After this, the soldiers themselves took the two injured in the incident to the nearby health center. Meanwhile, this news reached the surrounding areas and a large number of people gathered. The angry mob torched two vehicles and attacked them. One soldier also died in this attack. To avoid the angry people, the soldiers once again opened fire so that the people dispersed. In this also 7 civilians died. The Home Minister said that at present, efforts are being made by the local administration and the police to handle the situation.

Amit Shah said, “At present, the situation is tense but under control. On December 5, the DGP and commissioner of Nagaland reached the spot. An FIR has been registered and the investigation has been handed over to the State Crime Police Station, understanding the gravity of the situation. An SIT has been constituted to probe the incident and an order has been given to submit the investigation report in a month.

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Orders have been given to agencies, no such incident should happen in future

He said that it has been decided that all the agencies should ensure that such incidents should never be repeated in the future. The government is closely monitoring the entire development and making every effort to maintain peace in the area. The Home Minister said that the situation was taken stock of yesterday. The Home Minister had sent the Additional In-Charge Secretary of the Northeast to Kohima. After this, he met the Chief Secretary on Monday. Senior officers and military officers were also present in this meeting.