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Civilian killing in Nagaland: Court stays criminal trial against 30 Indian soldiers

New Delhi: The Supreme Courtroom has stayed the prison trial in opposition to 30 troopers, together with a Major of the 21-Para Particular Forces, in reference to the deaths of 13 civilians in a 2021 army operation in Otig-Tiru space of ​​Nagaland’s Mon district. A bench of Justices Indira Banerjee and V Ramasubramaniam noticed that the mandatory pre-clearance below Section 6 of the Armed Forces (Particular Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) was not taken.

The highest court docket issued notices to the Centre, the Nagaland authorities and others on two petitions filed by wives of military officers named within the case. The petitions sought quashing of the FIR filed by the Nagaland Police and the findings of the Particular Investigation Workforce (SIT) arrange by the state authorities. The Nagaland police had filed cost sheets in opposition to a minimum of 30 members of the 21-para Particular Force within the case, accusing the troopers of homicide and culpable murder not amounting to homicide.

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