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Nagaland forms probe panel into July 16 incident

By The Assam Tribune
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KOHIMA, Nov 22 - The Nagaland Government on Saturday constituted a one-member inquiry commission to probe the July 16 Wuzu firing incident in Phek district in which two students were killed.

Veprasa Nyekha, a retired District and Sessions Judge, has been entrusted with the probe to inquire into the causes and circumstances leading to the casualties, a government notification issued here said. The Commission has been entrusted to inquire with respect to the causes and the source of firing which led to the death of two minor children and injury to one woman.

The probe panel has been asked to submit its report to the State Government within one month, the notification said.

The two students were killed in cross-firing between Assam Rifles and suspected NSCN(K) militants at Wuzu in Phek district on July 16 when the para-military personnel were bringing bodies of two NSCN(K) militants from an encounter spot at Avangkhu.

A group of villagers stopped the paramilitary convoy and demanded that the body of one belonging to Phor hamlet in the area be handed over to them. During interaction between forces and villagers, suspected NSCN(K) militants fired which was retaliated by the Assam Rifles, sources said. � PTI

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Nagaland forms probe panel into July 16 incident

KOHIMA, Nov 22 - The Nagaland Government on Saturday constituted a one-member inquiry commission to probe the July 16 Wuzu firing incident in Phek district in which two students were killed.

Veprasa Nyekha, a retired District and Sessions Judge, has been entrusted with the probe to inquire into the causes and circumstances leading to the casualties, a government notification issued here said. The Commission has been entrusted to inquire with respect to the causes and the source of firing which led to the death of two minor children and injury to one woman.

The probe panel has been asked to submit its report to the State Government within one month, the notification said.

The two students were killed in cross-firing between Assam Rifles and suspected NSCN(K) militants at Wuzu in Phek district on July 16 when the para-military personnel were bringing bodies of two NSCN(K) militants from an encounter spot at Avangkhu.

A group of villagers stopped the paramilitary convoy and demanded that the body of one belonging to Phor hamlet in the area be handed over to them. During interaction between forces and villagers, suspected NSCN(K) militants fired which was retaliated by the Assam Rifles, sources said. � PTI

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