Lost ‘Rider’ leaves Gurgaon cops on tenterhooks

  • Gulam Jeelani, Gurgaon
  • Updated: Jan 25, 2016 01:43 IST
The incident assumes more significance as French president Francois Hollande and PM Narendra Modi are scheduled to visit the National Institute of Solar Energy (in picture) in Gurgaon on January 25. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

The police are on tenterhooks ever since an official two-wheeler ‘Rider’ went missing from Naharpur Rupa area 10 days ago.

The incident assumes more significance with Gurgaon set to host two VVIPs — Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande — on Monday and with the Republic Day round the corner. Fearing that the rider may be misused for terror activities, the police department is taking no chance and has reportedly issued a specific advisory to keep a close watch on any similar two-wheelers being driven on city roads.

The bike — a yellow coloured TVS Apache (HR-26 CQ-1796) —went missing from Naharpur Rupa on the intervening night of January 15-16. Having failed to trace the vehicle all these days, a FIR was lodged at the Sadar police station earlier this week.

Given the high-profile visits and with the Republic Day just round the corner, the Gurgaon police have launched a massive hunt for the lost vehicle.

“The rider went missing on the intervening night of January 15-16. An FIR has been registered and we are investigating the case,” said Vijay Kumar, station house officer (SHO), Sadar police station, Gurgaon.

Gurgaon has been on high alert ahead of the visit of the Prime Minister along with the French President that will be followed by the Republic Day on Tuesday.

The two leaders will be in town on January 25 at the National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) located on the Gurgaon-Faridabad Expressway to lay the foundation stone of the interim secretariat of the International Solar Alliance (ISA). Also, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar will be hoisting the national flag on January 26 in Gurgaon.

A suspected al-Qaeda operative was nabbed by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police from neighbouring Mewat district last week besides a threat of IS operatives planning to attack NCR Malls.

The district administration of Gurgaon has already imposed Section 144 in a radius of 2,000 metres from the venue at NISE. The restrictions would be imposed from Sunday onwards.

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