Mumbai Police extend ban on drones, paragliders in city till 28 November

The ban was issued on Monday to prevent any possible use of drones, remote- controlled micro-light aircraft, aerial missiles or para gliders for terrorist activities during the festive season

Press Trust of India October 27, 2020 21:04:36 IST
Mumbai Police extend ban on drones, paragliders in city till 28 November

Representational Image

Mumbai: Police have issued a fresh order prohibiting the flying of drones and other remote-controlled or "micro-light aircraft" in the city for 30 days to prevent their possible use for terrorist activities during the festive season.

The order was issued on Monday under section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure and will be in force between 20 October and 28 November, the police notification said.

"This is a routine order. There is no need for alarm. There is a section 144 order in place, it has just been extended," said a police official.

Section 144 empowers the police to issue prohibitory orders in cases of nuisance or apprehended danger.

Diwali will be celebrated next month. Notably, the order period covers the anniversary of the `26/11' 2008 Mumbai terror attack.

The order said that it was likely that terrorists and anti-national elements might make use of drones, remote- controlled micro-light aircraft, aerial missiles or para gliders to target "VVIPs" and endanger "the life of public at large, destroy public property and cause disturbance to law
and order".

Restrictions were necessary to "prevent probable sabotage", it said.

"No flying activities of drones and similar devices would be allowed, except for aerial surveillance by city police themselves or upon written permission by the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations)," the order said.

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Apex Legends' latest glitch makes the drone Lifeline invincible: Report
News & Analysis

Apex Legends' latest glitch makes the drone Lifeline invincible: Report

Lifeline has the ability to heal other team members with her drone but the drone itself does not have any ability to deflect ammunition.

12 years of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack: Look at Pakistan masterminds, brave Indian officers and survivors who lived to tell the brutal tale
India

12 years of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack: Look at Pakistan masterminds, brave Indian officers and survivors who lived to tell the brutal tale

As Mumbai grappled with the four-day siege in 2008, many heroes emerged. While some lived to tell the tale, others sacrificed their lives to ensure hundreds were rescued from the horrific shooting and bombings that followed

Mumbai Police files charges against 12 in fake TRP scam, includes Republic TV's distribution head
India

Mumbai Police files charges against 12 in fake TRP scam, includes Republic TV's distribution head

The scam came to light last month when rating agency BARC filed a complaint through Hansa Research Group, alleging that certain television channels were rigging TRP numbers