Amarnath terror attack: Antony tears into Centre over security in J-K

| Updated: Jul 12, 2017 01:23 IST

New Delhi [India] July 11 (ANI): Former defence minister A.K. Antony on Tuesday, while commenting on the Amarnath terror attack, said that the government must explain why such an incident happened when there were security forces deployed everywhere. "The incident is shocking and we are sad about it. The government must explain that why it has happened when there were security forces deployed everywhere," he told ANI. Meanwhile, the mortal remains of the Amarnath Yatra pilgrims, who lost their lives in the attack, were brought to Surat, Gujarat. Seven people lost their lives and 15 others were injured yesterday when a group of terrorists attacked a bus in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag. The incident occurred at around 8.20 p.m. yesterday between Baltal and Mir Bazar. Reportedly, the bus was neither a part of a convoy nor registered with the shrine board. The 90th and 40th battalions of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have been deployed at the spot to prevent further untoward incidents. People all across the country are condemning the incident, with some even staging protests against Pakistan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee have also strongly condemned the incident. J-K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti summoned an emergency meeting of her cabinet to review the security situation across the state. Inspector General of Police (Kashmir Range) Muneer Khan has said that the attack on Amaranth Yatra pilgrims was carried out by Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). Meanwhile, President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have condemned the attack in the strongest terms. The Delhi Police has also issued a high security across the national capital on Tuesday. (ANI)