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Mirage 2000 Fighter Jet Tyre Stolen Near Lucknow Airbase

Uttar Pradesh Police on Thursday filed a case against unidentified miscreants after a tyre 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.

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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 tyre 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.

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