Not until the owner of the seized SUV unlocked the car’s security system via the mobile app could the police be rescued.
Three Lucknow police cops were stranded in the Lakhimpur Kehri area, about 143 kilometres away from the state capital, after taking a seized SUV they took for a joyride was remotely disabled by the owner. This was done through a GPS tracker which was installed in the car and could be remotely controlled through a mobile app.
Not only the SUV's owner unlock the car via his mobile phone app were the three Lucknow cops rescued
Basically, the owner sent a message to the microcontroller through his smartphone, which sent the signal to stop the car’s motor and lock all the doors, thereby leaving the three cops struck inside the immobilized car for two hours. The cops remained locked inside the vehicle until the owner was requested by the police force to unlock the vehicle and energize it remotely.
Earlier, a Mahindra Scorpio was caught and taken to Gomti Nagar Police Station, due to a problem between two parties. Nevertheless, the issue was solved and Akhand Singh, the SUV’s owner, was asked to come to the station the next day to take his car. However, when Akand got to the police station, he found that his SUV had been missing. He checked his app for the vehicle’s location. He was surprised to find that his vehicle has been moved to Lakhimpur Kehri area, about 143 kilometres away from Lucknow capital. He used the car’s security feature to lock the car right away, which left the cops stranded inside the car for two hours.
.Sujit Pandey, Lucknow Police Commissioner has ordered an investigation in this incident. The accused cops stated that they took the car to Lakhimpur to investigate a person who was involved in a murder. Nevertheless, the vehicle owner stated that he was not informed anything about the vehicle being used for investigation purposes.