The gun battle of terrorists and the Punjab Police in Gurdaspur locale, which extended for more than 10 hours, arrived at an end at around 5:30 p.m.
The Gun Battle Of Terrorists And The Punjab Police In Gurdaspur Locale :
Police authorities affirmed that four policemen, including a SP rank officer, and three regular people were executed in the assault.
“Ruk ruk key firing aaraha hai [the weapon shots are advancing irregularly],” Salwinder Singh, the Superintendent of Police in Gurdaspur, who was leading a police party on the cutting edge, told The Hindu at 5:05 p.m. “We have no idea what number of [terrorists] are inside. It appears to be three or four are still active. I think the operation will proceed with throughout the night.”
A group of terrorists, according to the Punjab Police, had crossed the International Border close Gurdaspur locale early morning. They planted bombs on a railroad track and along these lines propelled their attack that left three civilian folks and four policemen dead. The Punjab Police swung without hesitation and killed two terrorists by mid noon.
The Indian Army from Pathankot region landed at the spot, yet the Punjab Police was unwilling to include them in the operation. “We are exceptionally very much prepared and all around outfitted to manage this matter on our own” said Rakesh Kaushal, Senior Superintendent of Police in Gurdaspur. “The Army has been kept on a standby mode.”
Earlier, previous Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir Omar Abdullah said that the assault had a large resemblance with the ones carried out in March in Samba and Kathua divisions of Jammu district.
In light of Mr. Abdullah’s investigation, K. Rajendera, the Director General of Police in Jammu & Kashmir, told The Hindu that it’s too soon to draw such conclusions. “We are viewing the circumstances of the situation very closely” he said.
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal censured the fear assault and said terrorism was not a State issue and must be handled through national arrangements.
“Terrorism is a national issue, it is not a state issue. It must be handled by national policies” Mr. Badal said.