Missing Pathankot Driver's Body Found

CCTV images of suspected terrorists, who hired the white Alto taxi from Pathankot. The images were posted by the Delhi Police on Twitter.

NEW DELHI: All vital installations around India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhavan were put on high alert on Friday after Central intelligence agencies received warnings of possible terror attacks here on Republic Day.

The intelligence agencies have cautioned that the attacks could be to the tune of the ones that rocked Paris and Jakarta in the recent past, in which several civilians were killed.
Top officers of the Delhi Police and security agencies held a meeting to chalk out an elaborate security plan to prevent any untoward incident from taking place.

They have decided to put in place several security rings including aerial surveillance and snipers at all important locations. 

Commissioner of Police B S Bassi said, “Intelligence units have warned of possible attacks by terror outfits in Delhi, but we have made adequate arrangements and a security apparatus has been put in place.”

CCTV images of suspected terrorists, who hired the white Alto taxi from Pathankot. The images were posted by the Delhi Police on Twitter 

He said the body of the taxi driver who had gone missing from Pathankot was found in Himachal Pradesh and has become a matter of concern. The white Alto taxi was hired by three young men from Pathankot, where the Air Force base was attacked by terrorists earlier this month. The body of the driver Vijay Kumar was found on Wednesday in Kangra of Himachal Pradesh.

The car has not been found and the men, who reportedly spoke Punjabi, are also missing. This is the second missing vehicle since a police officer’s car with a beacon was stolen on Wednesday.

The Delhi Police have tweeted images of the men who hired the taxi. In their tweet tagging the media, the police have said that the car’s registration number was HP01D2440. “We are dealing with the Himachal incident very seriously,” Bassi said.

The SUV of a senior border police officer, which was stolen from Noida near Delhi, is also yet to be found. The SUV was stolen two days ago from the home of Anand Swarup, the Inspector General of the Indo Tibetan Border Police.

The missing vehicles have sounded alarm bells weeks after the January 2 Pathankot attack. The blue beacon of SP Salwinder Singh’s car helped terrorists get past several check posts a day before the attack in which seven soldiers were martyred.

In addition to it, on Wednesday the Special Cell of the Delhi Police arrested four men from Uttarakhand for alleged links to the IS. They were allegedly planning terror attacks in Delhi and Haridwar.

They were under surveillance for visiting IS propagandist sites. A huge cache of arms and ammunition was recovered on Thursday.

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