Delhi police issued an alert after the driver of a taxi allegedly hijacked by three unidentified men from Pathankot was found murdered in Himachal Pradesh. Police released photographs of suspects and details of the vehicle through its official Twitter handle saying the Maruti Alto was hired by three unidentified men on January 20, 2016.
The driver of the vehicle, identified as Vijay Kumar, was later found dead at the Kalta bridge in Kangra, in Himachal Pradesh. The incident has sparked security concerns in the midst of a nationwide crackdown on suspected Islamic State (IS) terrorists ahead of Republic Day Celebrations on 26th January 2016.
In Public interest, the Delhi police have 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, Kangra was found dead on 20 Jan 2016 at the Kalta Bridge, District Kangra”. The car has not been found and the men, who reportedly spoke in Punjabi, are also missing till date.