IG’s SUV Stolen Ahead of Republic Day, Cops Launch Manhunt

Police have launched a probe in the wake of the security alert for Republic Day.

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The car stolen was Tata Safari. (Photo: Reuters)

A blue beacon installed SUV of a senior IPS officer was stolen in the wee hours of morning on Wednesday from Noida prompting the police to launch a massive manhunt in the wake of the security alert for Republic Day.

Officials said the white Tata Safari bearing registration number CH-01 GA 2915 of ITBP Inspector General (IG) Anand Swarup was stolen from his Sector 23 residence at around 3:30 am.

They said the guard on duty in the complex alerted about the missing vehicle after which an FIR was lodged by the officer in Sector 24 police station in Noida.

The vehicle was parked late last night after it came back from Delhi, they said.

ITBP has instituted a court of inquiry into the incident. The SUV was purchased a few months back and has a blue beacon, a two-star police IG plate and an ITBP flag in the front.

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