A Hyundai Santro car with army stickers on its front and rear went missing from Delhi’s Lodhi Gardens on Sunday, the third such incident in the national capital region that has raised security concerns ahead of Republic Day celebrations.
The car with registration no HR 51 T 6646 belongs to an army doctor who says it disappeared after he went to the park with his family for a picnic. The matter was reported to Delhi Police and security personnel are trying to retrieve the vehicle, said sources.
On Wednesday morning, a Tata Safari with a VIP hooter and beacon was stolen from the residence of Anand Swarup, the inspector general of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).
Car with Army sticker,belonging to an Army doctor,stolen from Delhi’s Lodhi Garden area,police conducting search ops pic.twitter.com/kaQ3mc0p90— ANI (@ANI_news) January 24, 2016
Delhi Police also issued a red alert on Friday after the driver of a cab was found dead with the vehicle missing. The car, a Maruti Suzuki Alto, was hired by three unidentified men who wanted to go to Punjab’s Pathankot district, which recently saw a deadly terror attack at an airbase.
The vehicle was allegedly hijacked and was reported missing after the driver, Vijay Kumar, was found dead in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district.
The missing cars have worried security agencies following the Pathankot attack, in which the terrorists had stolen a Punjab police officers vehicle to reach the air force station.