A man trying to sneak into the Hindon Air Force Station at Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad district by attempting to scale the high-security walls was shot at and injured by the security forces on Tuesday late evening.
SSP Ghaziabad confirmed the incident. He said, "A suspect trying to sneak in has been shot. He has suffered bullet injuries."
The suspect has been identified as Sujeet belongs to Pratapgarh in Uttar Pradesh. He tried to enter the airforce station at around 11 pm.
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 is being ascertained whether the man has links with terrorist outfits.
Following the incident, high alert has been issued and security has been beefed up at the airbase.
(With PTI inputs)