There were lapses: Govt on Jammu terror attack

Last Updated: Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 19:53

New Delhi: The government today admitted that "some lapses" were there in dealing with the September 26 Jammu `fidayeen` attack and said an inquiry is on to fix the responsibilities of various security agencies and also suggest corrective steps.

It is also working on strategies to prevent such an audacious attack in which militants crossed the border in Jammu region killing 10 people, the government said while acknowledging that there was information on possible infiltration along the belt.

"Some lapses were there...An inquiry is on. We had information about possible infiltration attempts in the entire belt (Indo-Pak border along Jammu sector). We are making corrections based on our experience...," Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said here addressing his monthly press conference.

Shinde said his Ministry has sought a report from the Jammu and Kashmir government on the possible lapses with regard to the incident.

He also said Border Security Force (BSF) and the Army are also inquiring into the incident in which three terrorists carried out the audacious attack in Jammu region, killing ten people, including an Army officer on September 26.

Dressed in Army fatigues, the terrorists stormed a police station and then an Army camp in the area. Meanwhile, the Home Ministry also rejected suggestions that its ambitious project `Udaan`-- a unique joint initiative between the government and corporates aiming at providing skills and enhancing job opportunities for youth of Jammu and Kashmir was a "non-starter".
Home Secretary Anil Goswami said there have been some concerns of the corporates who are involved in this scheme and those issues are being addressed.
"We have told the recruiters that if you inform us about your recruitment dates in 30-35 days in advance we can help you by arranging the logistics.... We will do things in advance," he said.

PTI

First Published: Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 19:53

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