India / Tyre of Mirage 2000 fighter jet stolen from truck amid traffic jam in UP

Zoom News : Dec 03, 2021, 02:52 PM
Lucknow: LUCKNOW In a bizarre incident, one of the five tyres of a fighter jet plane being ferried on a trailer from the Bakshi Ka Talab (BKT) Air Force Station here to Jodhpur was stolen when the vehicle was passing through Shaheed Path under Ashiana police station limits five days ago. An FIR against unidentified people had been registered under Section 379 (for theft) of the IPC and further investigation was on, said police on Thursday.

A special team had been deployed to investigate into the case as it related to the nation’s security and there could be some anti-national motives behind it, they said.

The FIR was lodged on Wednesday on the complaint of trailer driver Hem Singh Rawat of Ajmer (Rajasthan). Rawat stated that he was transporting five tyres of a fighter jet and travelling from BKT Air Force Station to Jodhpur when one of them was stolen on Shaheed Path on Saturday (November 27), said Dheeraj Shukla, inspector in-charge of Ashiana police station.

The complainant mentioned the tyre was stolen when his vehicle was stuck in a traffic jam.

According to another police official, the driver said two SUV-borne men stole the tyre when the trailer was in the jam. The driver immediately called up the police emergency response centre to inform about the incident and later lodged a complaint. Defence personnel swung into action when the driver reached Jodhpur with only four tyres and informed them about the entire incident, he added.

The official said footages of CCTVs from all possible locations around Shaheed Path were retrieved.

Ashish Moghe, PRO of Bakshi Ka Talab Air Force Station, said he was not aware about the incident and would find out if any such thing happened.