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Panel to probe Inavi village incident, Govt. announces ex-gratia; Rs 1 lakh to deceased, Rs 50,000 to injured
Staff Reporter/Correspondent DIMAPUR/KOHIMA, JUL 1 (NPN):
Published on 2 Jul. 2011 12:48 AM IST
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Nagaland government has formed a three-member high level enquiry committee to look into June 30 firing incident at Inavi (Naga united) village which led to the killing of two villagers and injuring two others.
The committee would be headed by principal secretary C.J Poonraj as chairman and members-- DUDA secretary T. Cholongshe Sangtam and chief conservator of forests Kohima Panger Jamir.
The committee will look into circumstances/causes which led to the incident; groups/individual responsible for the attack/firing and measures required to be adopted to prevent recurrences of such incident in future.
The probe panel would then submit a report to the government within one month, a statement issued by Lalthara, chief secretary said. Meanwhile, in another statement Lalthara said the government, in connection with the firing incident at Inavi/Naga United village and bomb blast at 3rd Mile Dimapur June 30, also announced ex-gratia payment of Rs.1 lakh each to the deceased and Rs.50,000 each to those injured in Thursday’s violence.
The state government also condemned the “cowardly acts” of the perpetrators and reiterated its stand to bring the accused to book.
Lalthara at the same time appealed to the public to assist and cooperate with the government, the administration and law enforcing agencies in maintaining peace and harmony in the society.
Security beefed up
After Thursday’s violence at Dimapur and Inavi/Naga united village inside Intangki National Park under Peren district, a high level security review meeting was held at the Police headquarters (PHQ), Friday. In this connection, DGP K. Kire said the state police decided to send in more reinforcements—3 companies of IR personnel were sent to Inavi and Bisumpuikam village to maintain law and order.
Kire also said that the situation in those areas (Inavi village and Bisumpuikam village) were under control as of now.
It maybe mentioned that at Inavi/Naga United village, unidentified armed miscreants attacked the village Thursday at around 2.30 p.m. killing two persons- the chairman, Inashe and assistant GB, Vikeshe Sumi and injured two. Meanwhile, it was also learnt that the state government denied the villagers to burry the two victims for which the bodies were taken to Dimapur for the last rites.
In Dimapur, two unidentified miscreants lobbed an IED inside one shop (Y. Enterprise) at 3rd Mile area, killing one person and injuring three others, Thursday afternoon.
Section 144, CrPC clamped at Inavi/Naga United village
Section 144, CrPC was promulgated at Inavi/Naga United village, inside Intangki National Park, the scene of Thursday’s attack, through an order by DC Peren, Khrienuo C. Metha Friday. DC Peren who visited the site along with officials of the district administration said the situation was under control and that section 144 CrPC was imposed only to prevent any unwanted situation.
So far, the identities of those involved have not been ascertained, she said.
Bodies condemn Inavi incident
The Zeliangrong Students’ Union, Nagaland (ZSUN); Beisimpuikam village council and Jalukie town youth organization (JTYO) have strongly condemned the June 30 Inavi/ Naga United village incident wherein chairman and assistant GB of the village were killed and two others seriously injured apart from causing several damages by unidentified miscreants.
Maintaining that bloodshed cannot solve any issue between Naga brothers, the three bodies said it was unfortunate that such “barbaric incident” occurred in their district.
JTYO strongly condemning the incident appealed to the public to maintain calm so “communalism” was nipped in the bud and effectively controlled.
Further, the ZSUN and JTYO lauded the district administration and police for their prompt action in maintaining law and order in area. They also expressed deepest condolences to the family members of deceased and injured persons.

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