Pakistan high commissioner Abdul Basit on Tuesday cancelled his scheduled visit to Chandigarh after the chief ministers of Punjab and Haryana called off their meetings with him in the wake of the terror attack in Gurdaspur blamed on Pakistan-based militants.
Punjab director general of police (DGP) Sumedh Singh Saini on Tuesday said there was no specific alert from any corner on possible terror strike in the state.
Just before they attacked the Dinanagar police station in Punjab's Gurdaspur district on Monday morning, the three terrorists were caught on a security camera just outside the town.
GPS devices found on three militants killed during a terror siege at a Punjab police station suggest they came from Pakistan across Ravi river, security officials said Tuesday, a finding that could ratchet up India-Pakistan diplomatic tensions amid renewed peace efforts.
The family of police officer Baljit Singh, who was killed fighting terrorists in Dinanagar, on Tuesday refused to cremate him till the state government hands over appointment letters of superintendent of police (SP) rank to his son and post of tehsildar to his daughters.
The Global Positioning System (GPS) sets found on the three terrorists killed after they stormed a police station in Punjab’s Gursdapur district have hinted at a Pakistan link to the terror attack, security sources said on Tuesday.
The bodies of the three terrorists were taken out on Tuesday afternoon from the the double-storeyed, old building of the Dinanagar police station, where the trio had been holed up for most part of Monday’s gunbattle. The new building is located in front of it in the same compound.
In the wake of the terror attack in Gurdaspur, Punjab chief minister Prakash Singh Badal has "called off" his meeting with the Pakistan high commissioner Abdul Basit, an official spokesman has said.
Blaming the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) for Monday’s terror attack, Amritsar Congress MP and former Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh said on Tuesday that the post of prime minister in Pakistan had become superfluous as the army was running that country.
By gunning down three heavily armed terrorists in the dawn-to-dusk offensive at Dinanagar on Monday, Punjab Police have sent a strong message to terror groups about their ability to hit back hard.
The terror attack in Punjab on Monday could deepen the mistrust in Indo-Pakistan relations, which saw signs of reconciliation after Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in the Russian city of Ufa this month.
Three heavily armed terrorists behind Monday’s audacious attack in Gurdaspur district were ostensibly Muslims, said official sources.
Former president APJ Abdul Kalam passed away in Shillong on Monday. Kalam (83) collapsed during a speech at the IIM Shillong and was rushed to the nearby Bethany Hospital where doctors said he died of cardiac arrest.
Monday’s deadly terror attack at Dinanagar in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district has a striking similarity, both in terrain and tactics, to a string of such strikes along Pathankot-Jammu national highway over the past 13 years. It is in fact, the fifth such incident this year on the highway -- the only link between the rest of India and Jammu and Kashmir.
At least six people were killed and several others injured when terrorists wearing the Indian Army uniform hijacked a car, drove to Punjab's Gurdaspur district, sprayed bullets on a bus and then stormed a police station.