- The police have formed several teams to look for the missing cars
- The five luxury cars were stolen a week ahead of Republic Day
- Reports: CCTV video shows 4 to 5 men jumpstart the cars
Five cars are missing from an automobile workshop at Nangloi in west Delhi Tuesday night. Senior Delhi Police officers say, a case has been registered and an investigation is underway. "Several teams have been formed to recover the cars. We are investigating the matter," senior officer, Seju Kuruvilla told news agency ANI.
The high profile theft assumes significance as it comes just a week ahead of Republic Day, when security is heightened across the national capital region.
The five vehicles, which have gone missing, include a Volkeswagen Polo, Honda Amaze, Force Gurkha, Ford Ecosport and Mitshubishi Pajero.
The owner of the workshop, who has been identified as one Praveen Kumar, said that six cars were parked for repair, when he left the night before the theft. But the following day when he came to the workshop, five of the vehicles were missing.
"Got a call from a helper on Wednesday morning about the theft. The keys of stolen vehicles were kept on Pajero's dashboard," said the owner of the workshop.
The police are analysing a CCTV video from the area, which apparently shows five men, who came and jumpstarted the cars and sped away.
Reports suggest that the owner of the Force Gurkha is the son of a senior defence ministry official.
(With inputs from ANI)