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Mon Killings: State SIT report nearly ready, AFSPA repeal to take time, says CM Rio

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has said that the SIT report pertaining to the December 4 Oting incident near complete. He added that the SIT is only awaiting the report

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has said that the SIT report pertaining to the December 4 Oting incident near complete. He added that the SIT is only awaiting the report from the Central Forensics Science Laboratory before tabling the final report.

Besides, CM Rio added that the Army will also be submitting its report on its internal inquiry looking into the Mon Killings. Speaking on demands from various fronts to make the SIT report public, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said that there are certain norms that needs to be reviewed to make sure whether it will be legally correct or not to do so.

Additionally, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio reiterated that the stand of the state government and the public is very clear on repealing AFSPA from the State. He however added, that repealing the Act will be a long process as it needs to go through the parliament. Rio said that the process for removal of AFSPA will only start once the high-level committee constituted by the Centre tables its recommendations. It may be mentioned that the high-level committee has been constituted to look into the demands for the removal of AFSPA from Nagaland.

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First Published: 12th January, 2022 21:30 IST

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