After the completion of the operation to flush out terrorists holed up at a police station in Gurdaspur district in Punjab, several unanswered questions remain.
Why wasn’t the army called in to handle the situation especially since the Punjab police does not have sophisticated arms against the AK47s used by the militants? Why did the operation take over twelve hours to finish?
Below: Via India Today:
The pre-dawn terror attack in Gurdaspur district of Punjab on Monday was carried out by banned Pakistani terror organisation (LeT), sources in the Home Ministry said. Government sources also denied involvement of Sikh attackers thus junking the theory of emergence of Khalistan terror. Media reports regarding involvement of a woman attacker were also rejected by the security establishment, sources added.
While no terror group has claimed responsibility for the deadly attack, in which 14 people including three militants were killed, sources in Home Ministry told India Today TV that it was the handiwork of Lashkar. The identity of the three attackers is yet to be known but sources pointed out that they likely belonged to Pakistan .