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SIT investigation only for Dec 4 Oting incident: ADGP


2nd FIR filed for Dec 5 death

DIMAPUR, JANUARY 14: Additional Director General of Police (Law & Order) Sandeep Tamgadge on Friday clarified that the mandate of the SIT looking into the Oting incident is only for the offence that took place on December 4. For the death on December 5 at Mon Town, a second FIR has been registered and a district level team has been constituted to investigate the case.
Interacting with media persons on the sidelines of a meeting pertaining to functioning of police in Dimapur and assessing the changes in the light of Dimapur being divided into three districts here at Rhododendron Hall, Central Police Officers Mess, Chumukedima, the ADG stated that the operational team which participated in the December 4 Oting incident have been attached to a Court of Inquiry team which makes them unavailable to be involved in any active operations.
He, however, refrained on making any comment on allegations that the jawans who were part of the shooting were present at the investigation site with weapons stating that it is beyond the purview of the SIT.
DGP Nagaland, T John Longkumer informed that since the operation of the Assam Rifles have been suspended for now in the State, Nagaland Police is here to shoulder the responsibilities and more forces are being deployed to takeover whatever the roles asked of the police.
He assured that Nagaland Police is ready and will handle any situation which emerges in the next few months. He also revealed that in Dimapur there would be more frisking and checking and the police will pay attention to the accidents that took place recently in the district.
On the issue of Dimapur needing more CCTV coverage, he admitted that there is a requirement, but there is also unavailability of funds. He, however, assured that he would be approaching the Government for the same.
(Page News Service)