Asserting that militancy is a national problem, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday said the border should have been sealed if there was an input about an impending terror attack.
“The terrorists didn’t come from Punjab, they come from border. If there was an input then it was their (MHA) job to seal the border. If there was input why wasn’t the border sealed?” Badal said.
“It is very sad and such an incident has occurred here after so many years. But militancy is a national problem; it is not a state problem. It was always a national problem. That is why it needs to be tackled with a national policy,” he added.
The Chief Minister, who has been unwell with high fever, further stated that he had been in touch with security forces since the attack occurred.
“The officers are fighting very bravely. I was unwell but I was in touch with them every 10-15 minutes,” said Badal.
“We will sit together, hold a meeting with everyone after we take stock of the situation,” he added.
Badal conceded that a red alert has been sounded in Punjab following the gruesome terror attack.