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Poll: Cong says Punjab attack is security lapse. Do you agree?

india Updated: Jul 27, 2015 14:30 IST
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Security forces were on Monday battling an armed attack on a police station near the Pakistan border. (ANI Photo)

Centre on Monday said that the home ministry will make a statement on the Gurdaspur terror attack once the gun battle is over even as the issue rocked the Lok Sabha .

When the House assembled again after a short adjournment at noon, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said: "After the encounter is over the home ministry will make a statement. I would request the speaker to alow the home minister. We want to take the house into confidence."

Naidu made the statement amid the ruckus by the opposition led by the Congress over the Lalit Modi and the Vyapam issues.

The Congress also alleged that it was a major "security lapse and intelligence failure."

"It is said that they have come from across the border...if that is true, it is a security lapse and intelligence failure," NDTV quoted Congress leader Anand Sharma as saying.

Many members, specially those of the BJP and the Shiromani Akali Dal, however, demanded that the Gurdaspur terror attack should be discussed as it was a question of national security.

A senior police officer and five others were killed as terrorists dressed in army uniform stormed a police station in Punjab's Gurdaspur district and were locked in an intense gunbattle with security forces. India tightened security on its border with Pakistan after the attack.

Read: Senior cop among 6 killed as terrorists attack bus, storm police station in Punjab's Gurdaspur