Attack on CRPF Camp At Rampur

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Press Statement

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the terrorist attack on the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, in which seven security personnel and one civilian were killed. It is shocking that such an attack could take place on a central paramilitary force institution in the heart of the country. It is also worrying that the attack has taken place despite prior intelligence alert of the possibility of such a terrorist strike in the area.

There has to be an explanation of what were the lapses which led to the terrorist squad entering the camp after taking the guards by surprise. This incident, coming in the wake of the bomb blasts earlier in Uttar Pradesh, should make the central government and the Uttar Pradesh state government gear up their intelligence and security systems. No effort should be spared to uncover the terrorist networks operating in the country.