Security forces shoot down trespasser at Hindon airbase who tried to scale wall

Ghaziabad: A man was shot at and injured while attempting to scale the wall of the high-security Hindon airbase on the outskirts of the national capital around midnight on Tuesday, police said.

File image of Hindon airbase. Getty Images

File image of the Hindon airbase. Getty Images

Sujeet, a 25-year-old man from Pratapgarh in Uttar Pradesh, tried to enter the airforce station at around 11 pm on Tuesday.

As he ignored the warnings by security personnel to stop, he was shot in the left leg in order to immobilise him, SHO of Sahibabad police station Rakesh Kumar Singh said.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, an official said there was an IB alert about a possible attack by some terrorist outfits on the airbase.

Sources said it's still being ascertained whether the man has links with terrorist outfits.

Security at the airbase has been beefed up after the incident.


Updated Date: Nov 15, 2017 08:41 AM

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