Based on credible intelligence inputs from official and unofficial sources at the grounds of the likely movement of insurgents, a specific operation was planned to be conducted in the area of Tiru, Mon District, Nagaland. But due to the gravity of the situation, some unpleasant incidents had happened as collateral damage.
The incident and its aftermath are deeply regretted by the authorities and proper departmental steps taken to find the root cause. The cause of the unfortunate loss of lives is being investigated at the highest level and appropriate action will be taken as per the course of law.
The security forces have suffered severe injuries in the incident, including one soldier who succumbed to the injuries. Is also a matter of concern for all.
Today on 05 Dec 2021 at around 1600hr, an angry mob comprising approximately 500 youths in Mon, Nagaland entered the security forces camp forcefully.
The mob was protesting against the killing of individuals the previous day in Tiru, Tizit.
The security forces tried their utmost to reason with the mob, however, the mob started to ransack the camp with no provocation from defense staff, which is a gross violation of the law of the land.
On being attacked, the security personnel continued to exercise restraint and tried to calm the crowd and convince them to return.
However, the crowd entered the COB, burnt all the structures, till then also no force was used by troops. But, when the mob started physically attacking the troops with sharp daos and other weapons, the attacked troops fired in self-defense maintaining all standard armed forces guidelines as per the books, resulting in unfortunate injuries to a few civilians. Two security personnel are also grievously injured.
However, the incident is not at all a welcome note for any side and all can pray a quick recovery of the peace in that area. Authorities will take into consideration of all sides and aspects before any corrective and preventive action.