Man shot while trying to enter Hindon IAF base

Hindon airbase suspect Sujeet Kumar

Hindon airbase suspect Sujeet Kumar

A 25-year-old man was shot at by security personnel when he tried to sneak inside India's biggest air base at Hindon in Ghaziabad on Tuesday night.

The man, identified as Sujeet Kumar from Pratapgarh in Uttar Pradesh, said he did not have anything to eat and wanted to sit on the wall.

Officials said he was seen lurking around the air base at around 10.30 p.m. on Tuesday.

He has been admitted to hospital for treatment. The Intelligence Bureau alert speaks about a specific threat to the Hindon air base which is situated in Ghaziabad.

The 25-year-old, on the other hand, claims that he did not have anything to eat and he just wanted to sit there. Police said they had "shoot-at-sight" order against such attempts and they fired at Sujeet's legs when he ignored their warnings.

He then tried to enter through Gate No. 1 where he was again noticed by the security personnel.

The base houses the C-130J and C-17 squadrons, the two latest transport aircraft of the IAF. "A police team is being sent there to get more details", IANS quoted Anoop Singh, Assistant Superintendent of Police, as saying.

Following the incident, high alert has been issued and security has been beefed up at the airbase.

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