"Some lapses were there. We are inquiring," Shinde told reporters. He said that the Centre had sought a report on the attack. Shinde said that there had been attempts of infiltration from border and Line of Control with Pakistan.

Four soldiers, six policemen and two civilians were killed in the terror attack in Jammu region on September 26. Three militants, presumably from Pakistan, were also killed. The heavily armed militants had first barged into a police station in Jammu region, killing eight people, and then drove off with a truck to attack an army base where they shot dead an officer and three soldiers.

Shinde rejects BJP's criticism of his letter

Meanwhile, Shinde rejected the BJP's criticism of his letter in which he had asked chief ministers to ensure that no innocent Muslim was arrested in the name of fighting terror.

The Minister said that he had referred to a particular community in response to the representations received by him. He said various representations had been received from different quarters against alleged harassment of innocent youth.

"There has been misunderstanding by a particular party. The reference (to community) is only in first two paragraphs. We are not saying this (in the letter)... We received representations from NGOs. It (the letter) is written in that context. The word Muslim is not there in third, fourth or fifth paragraph," he said.

Shinde took a dig at BJP over the suggestion of the party leader Venkaiah Naidu that letter written by the Home Minister should be thrown into the dustbin.


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