'Security gaps' led to terror attack in Punjab's Pathankot: Kiren Rijiju

On infiltration of terrorists, Rijiju, who was on a two-day trip to Punjab, said that there were many gaps. 

PTI| Last Updated: Feb 01, 2016, 21:54 PM IST

Amritsar: Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Monday said "some gaps in security" led to Dina Nagar and Pathankot terror attacks in Punjab.

"There were some gaps in security that led to terror attacks in Punjab," Rijiju told the media here.

He, however, said Punjab government and the Centre were working jointly on security aspects following the twin terror attacks.

On infiltration of terrorists, Rijiju, who was on a two-day trip to Punjab, said that there were many gaps as somewhere barbed fencing was broken and at some places fencing was missing.

"Similarly there were some problems with the riverine area that also need immediate attention," he said.

Union Government will give special attention to all security measures in Punjab to maintain peace and harmony, Rijiju said.

He said some elements are attempting to create disturbance in Punjab like 1980 period but peace will be maintained at any cost and there would be no compromise with the security even at international borders and BSF will also equipped with more infrastructure as per requirement.

Talking about Indo-Pak talks, he said if the dialogue with Pakistan is scheduled, the terror issue will be part of it.

The Centre will provide all possible help to Punjab as far as security issues are concerned, he said.