Did Terrorists Try to Infiltrate Hindon Airbase? Alert in Ghaziabad as 4-foot Pit Found Near Boundary Wall
Last Updated: December 12, 2023, 07:37 IST
Hindon Airbase in Ghaziabad: According to the DCP, it could be the case of somebody trying to dig a tunnel to enter the premises.
Hindon Airbase Security Issue: Some netizens had taken pictures and videos of the pit and uploaded it on social media, tagging the police and the air force. The officers are also looking into these visuals.
A four-feet deep and wide pit was found adjacent to the boundary wall of the strategically important Hindon airbase in Ghaziabad, raising an alert. The local police said that the possibility of an infiltration attempt cannot be ruled out.
“On December 10, local people informed the Tila Mod police station that a pit had been dug near the outer wall of Hindon Airport. After this information, the spot was inspected by police and Hindon airbase officials. This pit is situated near the boundary,” Shubham Patel, DCP, Trans Hindon, Ghaziabad, was quoted as saying by Indian Express.
Patel further said that an FIR has been registered based on the complaint of the airport security officer. He added that the matter is being thoroughly investigated.
A report in News18 Hindi stated some netizens had taken pictures and videos of the pit and uploaded it on social media, tagging the police and the air force. The officers are also looking into these visuals.
Patel said that CCTV footage etc is also being checked. Soon, action will be taken against the people involved in this incident, he added.
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According to the DCP, it could be the case of somebody trying to dig a tunnel to enter the premises. possibility of an infiltration attempt by some anti-national elements or some terrorist outfit cannot be ruled out, he added.
News18 Hindi stated that apart from police, other investigating agencies have also started probing the matter as it’s related to the strategically important airbase.
The pit has been filled temporarily by mud and soil, he said. The Hindan airbase is just 10-12 kilometers away from Delhi and is the biggest and largest airbase in Asia. It comes under the Western Air Command.