Man or animal? 4ft pit outside Hindon airbase raises security scare

  • | Tuesday | 12th December, 2023

Ghaziabad: A 4ft deep pit dug right outside the boundary of the Hindon air base has caused a security scare in the area. Police commissioner Ajay Kumar Mishra told TOI that some residents spotted the pit and informed the security team at the airbase, which is also used by the air force. A written complaint was then lodged at Tila Mor police station.After the airport authorities lodged a complaint, an FIR was registered against unknown persons under sections 3 (penalties for spying) and 7 (interfering with officers of the police or members of the armed forces of the Union) of the Official Secrets Act, 1923.Two teams have been formed to probe the matter. We are checking CCTV footage from cameras installed nearby, he added.Soil samples have also been collected from the pit and sent for a forensic investigation. We must find out if this pit was dug by a human being or an animal, the police chief said.Satish Kumar, assistant security officer at the Hindon airbase, said he lodged the complaint on Sunday night. We got information about the pit around 10pm. Since this was a possible security threat, we sent our teams to check it. Our security sensors are working on the issue. So far, we havent detected any suspicious activity. We are checking CCTV footage from nearby areas, he added.We also published the following articles recentlyPrince Harry reveals security fears for Meghan on forced exit from UKPrince Harrys legal battle in the High Court against the British government over the removal of his taxpayer-funded protection due to security concerns took a revealing turn. In a written statement, Harry expressed his sadness and emphasized the importance of the UK as his home and his childrens heritage. The ongoing three-day hearing shed light on Harrys perspective, challenging the governments decision to alter his security arrangements post-exit. His legal team argued that the decision was irrational, treating him less favorably and lacking a proper risk analysis. The judge will deliver a judgment in the coming weeks.EAM: US Pannun inputs impact our national securityIndia probes alleged plot to assassinate Sikh separatist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, citing concerns about national security. Canada provided no evidence regarding the killing of pro-Khalistan terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar. The United States shared inputs with India related to organized crime and trafficking, leading to the decision to launch an inquiry. The US has urged India to participate in the Canadian probe, as intelligence was shared among the Five Eyes countries.

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