Terror Threat Looming Large. Be Alert This Republic Day!


Delhi Police Tweet from official handle
Shailesh Kumar
New Delhi
Delhi police on 22nd January issued an alert after the driver of a taxi (number HP 01D 2440) allegedly car jacked by three unidentified men from Pathankot was found murdered. The incident sparked security concerns in the midst of a nationwide crackdown on suspected Islamic State terrorists by NIA and Security Agencies.

Delhi Police released photographs of suspects and details of the vehicle through its official Twitter handle saying the Maruti Alto was hired by three unidentified men on January 20 at Kalta Bridge in Kangda district of Himachal Pradesh.

Noida House of IG Anand Swaroop whose car was stolen
The driver of the vehicle, identified as Vijay Kumar, was later found dead at the Kalta bridge in Kangra. Police in Himachal Pradesh, where the vehicle was registered, reportedly said that the Alto car was not registered with any travel agency.

On the intervening night of 20th January and 21st January, another blue beacon Tata Safari car of an IG posted with ITBP was stolen from his Noida home in Sector 23. The Government vehicle with number CH 01 GA 2915 was purchased just 10 days before and was sent to service repair in Okhla Phase-I, according to Noida police. Police is yet to trace the vehicle.

The terror threat, in the wake of Pathankot attack, can not be ignored given the full dress rehearsal of Republic Day on 23rd January. The French Army contingent is also participating in the Republic Day parade. The President of France, Francois Hollande is the Chief Guest on Republic Day. There is possibility of some terrorists escaping from Pathankot. Since, the alto car was  also hired from Pathankot, the likelihood of terrorists sneaking into Delhi or nearby area can not be ruled out. It is also not yet certain if this incident is anyhow linked with the stolen car of ITBP IG. It is important to note that the attack on Indian Consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif was also foiled by the ITBP in Afghanistan. Pathankot and Mazar-i-Sharif attacked were allegedly linked. Intelligence agencies reportedly informed of infiltration of about 15 terrorists initially before Pathankot attack. Indian Agencies have shot down 6 terrorists in the operation. Jaish-e-Mohammad is accused of perpetuating the terror attack on Indian Air Force base in Pathankot.

 
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