Rampur attack could have been averted: CRPF

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New Delhi, Jan 16 (UNI) The attack on a CRPF group centre at Rampur in Uttar Pradesh on New Year day could have been averted or the terrorists tracked if the state authorities had closed a thoroughfare which divided the camp as desired by the paramilitary force, a top official said today.

''They (terrorists) hit us and managed to get away after the strike. The problem is that a thoroughfare bisects the camp and we had repeatedly drawn attention towards it,'' CRPF Inspector General D C Dey told UNI on the sidelines of a function here.

''This is definitely a cause for concern and is being looked into,'' he added.

Asked about the action being taken, he said all the aspects were being looked into and the necessary steps taken.

Heavily armed terrorists, believed to be two in number, in 'khaki' uniforms stormed the CRPF group centre on January one and escaped after killing seven security personnel and a civilian.

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