Delhi Police on Friday issued a terror alert after a taxi driver hired by three unidentified man from Pathankot was found dead on 20 January at the Kalta bridge in Kangra district, Himachal Pradesh.
— Delhi Police (@DelhiPolice) January 22, 2016
The police suspect it as a car hijack. The images of the suspects and details of the vehicle is released by Delhi Police on its official twitter account.
Delhi Police has been on alert since an Indo-Tibetan Border Police Inspector General’s white Tata Safari Dicor, with blue beacon bearing the registration number CH-01 GA 2915 was from outside his house in Noida Sector-23.
Though the Police are investigating this incident as a simple theft, past experience of terrorists using beacon vehicles to gain easily access to the targets has put Police in vigil.
Security has been tightened in New Delhi ahead of the Republic Day Celebrations to be attended by French President Francois Hollande as the chief guest. India Gate and Rajpath are out of bounds for vehicles and tourists.
On January 11, French Consulate in Bengaluru received a warning letter against the visit of French President. The three line letter warns the French President to cancel his Indian visit.