Actions against the guilty army personnel will be taken in accordance with the law, Indian Army Chief Gen MM Naravane said.
Also he added that the investigation into the killing of 14 civilians in Nagaland by the Indian Army will be completed in a day or two.
Action against the guilty will be according to law
Gen Naravane said, “The regrettable incident of December 4 during operations in Nagaland is being thoroughly investigated. We remain committed to the security of our countrymen, even in the conduct of operations.”
Further he also said, “We have SOPs that encapsulate our operational experience, which have stood the test of time. Appropriate action will be taken and corrective measures instituted to further refine our SOPs, based on the outcome of the investigation.”
The army chief when asked whether the army personnel involved will get any protection under the AFSPA said, “Law of the land is paramount and we will uphold that and take action accordingly.”
About the Nagaland killings
As per reports, the army inquiry is being run under a major general posted in the country’s North-east.
Also, a special investigation team (SIT) set up by the Nagaland government is probing the incident.
14 people were killed in Nagaland by army personnel after mistaking them for insurgents. This incident renewed the demand for the withdrawal of the AFSPA from Nagaland.