Uttar Pradesh Police on Thursday filed a case against unidentified miscreants after a tire of Mirage 2000 fighter jet was stolen from a truck carrying a consignment of military equipment from Lucknow.
The thieves stole the tyre from a truck that was carrying military goods to the Jodhpur airbase from Bakshi Ka Talab airbase. According to reports, the theft took place at 2 am on November 27 near the Shaheed Path in Lucknow, when the truck was on its way to the Jodhpur Airbase.
Truck driver Hem Singh Rawat said that the miscreants, who were traveling in a black Scorpio, took advantage of a traffic jam and stole the tire of the Mirage fighter jet. “As a result of the traffic jam, all heavy vehicles were line one after the other while the smaller vehicles were moving. I immediately called up the police control room and informed them about the incident. A police team reached the site and verified what I had told them,” Rawat said, as reported by The Times of India.
“Thereafter I went to Ashiana police station and handed over a written complaint. Thereafter I left as I had to deliver the consignment as per pre-set schedule,” the driver was quoted as saying in the report.