Missing Pathankot car adds to terror threat ahead of Republic Day; Bassi asks Delhi to stay alert

In view of the threat perception, the Delhi Police is on the highest level of alert to secure the national capital.

Updated: Jan 22, 2016, 13:20 PM IST
Missing Pathankot car adds to terror threat ahead of Republic Day; Bassi asks Delhi to stay alert

New Delhi: Even as the case of the missing SUV of an ITBP officer remains unsolved, another car, this time a Maruti Alto, has gone missing after it was hired from Pathankot in Punjab, adding to the security fears ahead of the Republic Day on January 26.

The white colour Alto taxi HP01 D 2440 was hired by three unknown persons from Pathankot. The driver of the taxi, Vijay Kumar's body was found in Kangra district on January 20. The car remains untraced.

While it is yet not clear that the murder is the handiwork of a criminal gang or suspected terrorists, the security agencies are taking no chances and have issued an alert across north India.

In view of the threat perception, the Delhi Police is on the highest level of alert to secure the national capital.

The police is working on multiple leads provided by more than a dozen terror suspects arrested from different parts of the country in the last few days.

When asked about the threat perception in the run-up to January 26, Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi said, “Won't discuss security issues, but would ask people to stay alert.”