A security alert was sounded Sunday following the theft of a car belonging to an army officer, a doctor who is currently serving at AIIMS on deputation.
The officer informed the police that his white-coloured Santro car had been stolen.
A message was immediately flashed to all police stations in Delhi and NCR, seeking their help to locate the car.
The national capital is already on high alert following recent terror attacks and a couple of incidents of car thefts.
Following the theft of the officer’s car, Delhi Police personnel were asked to be on the road, checking every vehicle passing by their respective areas.
Till evening, the car could not be traced even as security was beefed up at all entry and exit points in the city.
The army doctor had gone to Lodhi Gardens with his family and had parked the vehicle near Lodhi Road Post Office.
When he returned at 2.30 pm, he found his car was stolen, said a police officer.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (south) Prem Nath said, “There are two stickers pasted on the windshield. One of them is of Defence Service Officers Institute (DSOI) and the other is an AIIMS sticker. We have alerted the staff of other police stations and all precautionary measures are being taken.”
The officer lives in a rented house in south Delhi’s Gautam Nagar area and has been working at AIIMS for two years, said a police officer.
On January 20, a security alert was issued in Delhi and the National Capital Region after an Indo Tibetan Border Police inspector general’s SUV, with a blue beacon atop, was stolen from outside his rented house in Sector 23 in Noida.