CRPF vehicle with J&K registration stolen

New Delhi, Jan 5 : Security establishments have been put on high alert across India after a CRPF vehicle with Jammu and Kashmir registration was stolen from outside the staff camp of the paramilitary force here last week.

The alert was sounded as a precaution ahead of the Republic Day celebration soon after a white “TATA Sumo Vecta” with registration number ‘JK 02A W5441’ went missing around 12.30 p.m. from the R.K. Puram camp in south Delhi on December 30.

“We have filed a FIR with Delhi Police,” Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Inspector General P.K. Singh told IANS. “There is no need to panic as the four-wheeler had no security feature.

“It was parked outside the R.K. Puram camp, where there is a hospital as well. In the morning it was found missing. It was used for ferrying medico staffs… We have informed (security) agencies who have issued an alert.”

CCTV footage reportedly revealed that the vehicle, with a ‘Police’ sticker, was stolen by a group of at least three persons.

The CRPF has asked all its units in Jammu and Kashmir and north India to be on heightened vigil.