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Attack details cannot be given at this stage: Rajiv Pratap Rudy

BJP MPs have however requested and given a notice that the status of operations be disclosed since the Parliament is in session

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Terming the supsected terror attack in Gurdaspur as a "very serious issue", Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy today said no details can be given at this stage as the operation against perpetrators of the attack is still on.

"Operations are still on. So we can't give details. But many MPs requested that the status be given in Parliament. The MPs have given a notice so that they be made aware of the situation," Rudy said.

Gunmen wearing Army uniform today went on a rampage attacking a bus, a health centre and a police station, leaving five persons, including a policeman, dead and several injured in Gurdaspur district of Punjab.

"As soon as the Speaker gives permission, when the government feels that it wants to disclose relevant information, accordingly reply will be given," Rudy said.

He further said that BJP MPs have requested and have given a notice that the status of operations be disclosed and since Parliament is in session, the country would want to get information about the operations.

He hoped that the Opposition will allow the government to speak on the issue of importance when there is danger to the country.

"Opposition and treasury should work in tandem," he said.

First Published: Mon, July 27 2015. 12:42 IST