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

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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.

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