Driver of missing Alto car from Pathankot found dead; Delhi police issues alert

Delhi Police on Friday issued an alert after a taxi driver hired from Pathankot was found dead in Himachal Pradesh.

The body of the driver, identified as Vijay Kumar, was found on Wednesday in Kangra in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday.

Delhi police posted an alert on Twitter saying, “A white colour Alto Taxi no. HP 01 D 2440 was hired from Pathankot by three unknown people. The driver of the taxi, Vijay Kumar from Gaggal, Kangada was found dead on 20 Jan 2016 at the Kalta Bridge, Dist. Kangada.”

Delhi police has been on alert since the blue-beacon flashing SUV of a senior IPS officer was stolen. The Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) bearing registration number CH-01 GA 2915 of ITBP Inspector General (IG) Anand Swarup was stolen from his Sector-23 residence in the intervening hours of January 19-20.

Delhi Police had on Thursday also conducted a series of mock drills in South Delhi to check the alertness of security forces ahead of Republic Day.

Amid a high alert situation, security across the national capital has been stepped up ahead of Republic Day.

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