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A police officer pulls a barricade to close a road leading to the India Gate in New Delhi December 29, 2012. Reuters

Update: 3.23 pm IST 23 January: The Himachal Pradesh Police said on Saturday that the death of a cab driver, who went missing and was found dead three days later in Kangda, Himachal Pradesh, was not related with the Pathankot terror attacks.

The Delhi Police on Friday had issued an alert for the missing taxi that was hired from Pathankot and was reportedly ferrying three men, who are also in the wind.

Meanwhile, according to a report in the Times of India, the police said there could be a drug racketeering angle in the case. 

Original Story: The Delhi Police has issued an alert for a missing taxi, which was hired by three people in Pathankot, after its driver was found dead in Himachal Pradesh. The taxi and the passengers are reportedly untraceable at present.

The missing cab, a white Alto, had been "hijacked" from Pathankot. The missing car's registration number is HP01D2440, NDTV quoted the police as saying. The body of the driver, Vijay Kumar, was found in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, on Wednesday.

Delhi is already on high alert as French President Francois Hollande is set to visit India for the Republic Day celebrations.

Mock drills were performed in popular market areas on 21 January evening.

The incident comes on the heels of the terror attack in Pathankot, which resulted in the death of six militants and seven security personnel.