NOIDA, Jan 20: In a major security lapse, a Tata Safari SUV belonging to senior IPS officer And Swarup was stolen from outside his residence in Noida on Tuesday night. Swarup lives in Sector 23 in Noida.
Police said that the SUV was reportedly lifted at around 3.30 am. The vehicle had a Chandigarh registration number CH 2915. Hunt is on to trace it. Following the incident, the Noida police have been put on alert because in a similar incident, terrorists had hijacked the vehicle of a police officer just before the Pathankot terror attack earlier this month. The blue beacon atop the Mahindra XUV of Superintendent of Police Salwinder Singh had helped the terrorists, who hijacked the vehicle, get past several police checkposts and enter the Pathankot air force base on January 2.