ITBP vehicle with blue beacon stolen, cops launch manhunt

Noida: A blue-beacon installed SUV of a senior IPS officer was stolen in the wee hours today from Noida prompting police to launch a massive manhunt in the wake of the security alert for Republic Day.

Officials said the white Tata Safari bearing registration number CH-01 GA 2915 of ITBP Inspector General (IG) Anand Swarup was stolen from his Sector-23 residence at around 3:30 AM.

They said the guard on duty in the complex alerted about the missing vehicle after which an FIR was lodged by the officer in Sector 24 police station in Noida.

The vehicle was parked late last night after it came back from Delhi, they said. PTI