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Delhi Police bans UAVs and other aerial objects till Independence Day

According to the order, it has been reported that certain criminals, anti-social elements or terrorists, inimical to India may pose a threat to the safety of people in the capital.

Published: 01st August 2020 09:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st August 2020 10:15 AM   |  A+A-

Delhi's Red Fort

Delhi's Red Fort (File Photo)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava on Friday issued an order prohibiting the flying of ‘sub-conventional aerial platforms’ like UAVs, paragliders, and hot air balloons in the national capital till August 15 citing security reasons, officials said.

The order shall remain in force for a period of 16 days from Friday till August 15, the police said. 

​According to the order, it has been reported that certain criminals, anti-social elements or terrorists, inimical to India may pose a threat to the safety of the general public, dignitaries and vital installations by using ‘subconventional aerial platforms’ like paragliders, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), remotely piloted aircraft, hot air balloons, quadcopters or parajumping from aircraft etc.

Therefore, the Delhi Police has prohibited the flying of ‘sub-conventional aerial platforms’ over Delhi on the occasion of Independence Day celebrations and doing so shall be punishable under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code, the order stated. 

The copies of the orders should be affixed on the notice boards of the offices of all DCsP/Addl DCsP/ACsP, Tehsil, all police stations and offices of the NDMC, North Delhi Municipal Corporation, East Delhi Municipal Corporation, South Delhi Municipal Corporation, PWD, DDA, Delhi Cantonment Board, it said.

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