All measures to be taken to maintain law and order: Sukhbir Badal
CHANDIGARH: Condeming the terror attack in Gurdaspur, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today said all measures will be taken to maintain law and order and the safety of people in the state.
Badal, who is on a visit to Poland starting today, asked people to remain calm and maintain peace and harmony in the state, an official release said here.
He is closely monitoring the situation and has asked the state police chief to personally visit the spot of the attack at Dina Nagar.
Badal said that civil and police administration of Gurdaspur district have also been issued directions to take appropriate steps to safeguard the life of people of the area.
Strongly condemning the ghastly attack on police and innocent people, Badal said the hard earned communal harmony would be maintained at any cost in the state.
He said an alert has also been sounded along the International Border.
The deputy chief minister also expressed sympathy with the bereaved families and assured that state government would provide free medical treatment to the injured.
Notably, Sukhbir Singh Badal is on an investment promotion trip to Poland and Hungary for five days beginning today.
Attack in Punjab cowardly: Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday described the militant attack at Punjab's Dinanagar town as "cowardly".
"We strongly condemn cowardly attack on innocent people in Punjab," Kejriwal tweeted.
"We are with the people of Punjab and hope that culprits would soon be nabbed," the chief minister added.
Militants struck in Dinanagar town early Monday, killing at least one person.
Punjab Attack Eerily Similar to Jammu Attacks: Omar
The attack in Punjab is eerily similar to attacks in the border belt of Jammu, said former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Monday.
"Will be very interested to see what emerges about the identity of the terrorists involved in the Gurdaspur attack this morning," tweeted Abdullah after militants stormed a police station in Punjab's Dinanagar town.
"The timing of the attack, methodology and location are all eerily similar to attacks in the border belt of Jammu," said Abdullah in another tweet.