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Police Cite Terror Threat to Bar Drone Photography

No flying activities of drones controlled by remote or through control area missile or using paragliders or through remote control micro-light aircraft will be allowed in Cyberabad limits.

Published: 02nd September 2015 05:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd September 2015 05:19 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: The Cyberabad police announced here on Tuesday that flying remote-controlled drones or microlight aircraft would not be allowed within commissionerate limits, without prior police permission.

Coming  down heavily on the usage of drone cameras for capturing the aerial view for telecast at events ranging from marriages to political meetings, Cyberabad police commissioner CV Anand issued orders on Tuesday against the use of same.

No flying activities of drones controlled by remote or through control area missile or using paragliders or through remote control micro-light aircraft will be allowed in Cyberabad limits without prior written permission from the police.

The orders have been issued considering intelligence inputs about possibility of a terrorist attack using para-gliders, remote-controlled drones, micro-light planes, remote-controlled planes etc.  “There is possibility of breach of peace and grave danger to human life, health, safety as well as damage to public property on that account,” Anand said in a release.

No non-government agency, organisation or individual will be allowed to launch unmanned aerial vehicle or take up unmanned aerial survey in the airspace in Cyberabad without prior orders, the  release added.

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