• Nagaland killings: Accused Army personnel not to undergo civil trial

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    The Indian Army has concluded the court of inquiry (CoI) into the Nagaland killings, in which as many as 14 villagers were killed.

    Digital Desk: The Indian Army personnel allegedly involved in the killing of 14 villagers in Nagaland's Mon district on December 4, 2021 will not undergo any civil trial and will be tried by the army.

    The Indian army's 21 Para Special Forces personnel took part in the bungled operation at Oting in Nagaland in December 2021 that resulted in the deaths of 14 civilians.

    According to reports cited by IANS, the army will now try them inside.

    According to reports cited by IANS, "all the accused are highly trained members of the Indian Army who were on a mission to neutralise a bunch of militants, including some of the top leadership of the NSCN-KYA."

    The charge sheet submitted by the special investigative team, which was also mentioned in the report, accuses the soldiers of carrying out the operation with the "purpose of killing innocent civilians."

    IANS, however, stated that this was not all the case.

    "It is regrettable that the vehicle bringing Oting people arrived at the location just as the militants were going to arrive." Because of the chaos, the militants who were nearby were able to flee, according to the source, which IANS reported.

    According to a former lieutenant general who was quoted in the paper, subjecting the members of the security forces to a civil trial would be the same as "throwing them to the wolves."

    He claimed that this would have an impact on the troops' morale and make them unwilling to follow commands.

    The Indian Army has concluded the court of inquiry (CoI) into the Nagaland killings, in which as many as 14 villagers were killed.

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