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Punjab not prepared for terror attack: Capt Amarinder

Punjab Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh on Friday said Punjab is not prepared for a terror attack in case terrorists target civilian installations in the border state.

punjab Updated: Jan 08, 2016 19:48 IST
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Punjab Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh.
Punjab Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh.(HT Photo)

Punjab Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh on Friday said Punjab is not prepared for a terror attack in case terrorists target civilian installations in the border state.

“The state, due to its long border along Pakistan, part of which has proved porous, needs to take its vulnerability seriously,” he said in a statement issued here.

Amarinder said the response of the state government, especially of chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal, during the earlier attack in Dinanagar and now in Pathankot was casual and disappointing. “They (the Badals) behaved as if they belonged to another country,” he remarked.

He maintained that the SAD-BJP government could not shrug its responsibility just because the militants attacked a central installation. “After all, the attack took place on Punjab soil and it was the second attack in less than six months,” he said.

Amarinder expressed doubts over the preparedness of the state against any further attacks by terrorists.

“The Badals did not learn any lessons then and they are least expected to learn any lessons now,” he said.

Amarinder said Punjab Police deserved the credit for the timely alert that saved the vital IAF assets.