The 11-hour long terror attack in Gurdaspur has come to an end with all militants being killed in the operation by security forces. Home Minister Rajnath Singh has called for a high-level meeting that will be attended by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, NSA Ajit Doval and senior Home Ministry officials. Eight people have been killed after a group of terrorists attacked a police station in Gurdaspur, Punjab early Monday morning. The incident has been reported in Dinanagar town close to the border with Pakistan. The gunmen were dressed in Army uniforms.
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Harinder Singh Khalsa claims that Akali Dal may be behind the attack in Gurdaspur. On the other hand Manpreet Badal issues statement and expresses strong concern over terrorist .
Chandigarh, July 27: People’s Party of Punjab chief Manpreet Singh Badal, while strongly condemning terrorist attack on Dinanagar in Gurdaspur, stressed the need for strict vigil in view of the tension increasing on the border. He questioned Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for passing on responsibility to the centre.
SP Baljit Singh’s sacrifice shows that the state has brave police officers
who are willing to lay down their lives for the sake of the nation. A hockey-player who began his international career against a match against South Africa,
SP Baljit Singh’s first served the country in the playing fields, and has now given
his life in an ultimate sacrifice.
He said what had happened in Dinananar was not only of concern to Punjab but also a warning to the Narendra Modi government as it seemed to be well planned operation going by the way explosives had also been planted on the railway track nearby.
He said one could never anticipate such attacks but at the same time, the Chief Minister could not pass the buck by saying that the border should be completely sealed. The state police too should have been vigilant.
He recalled Punjab had passed through more than a decade of turbulence in which thousands of lives were lost and as such, the need was to maintain extra vigilance, all the more so when the police budget was on the rise every year.