All remote-controlled flying objects banned in Hyderabad

All remote-controlled flying objects banned in Hyderabad
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Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar has imposed a ban on flying activities of Remotely Controlled Drones or Para-Gliders or Remotely Controlled Micro-Light Aircraft

Hyderabad: Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar has imposed a ban on flying activities of Remotely Controlled Drones or Para-Gliders or Remotely Controlled Micro-Light Aircraft over the area bounded by a circle of 30 Km radius centered at State Capitals / Metro Cities and 5 Km around strategic VAs/VPs in the Jurisdiction of Hyderabad City Police Commissionerate limits.

The ban has been imposed citing an old advisory of Union Home Ministry issued on Decmeber 16, 2016 wherein it was warned that the Terrorist / Anti-social elements may organize attacks through Para Gliders, Remote Controlled Drones, Remote Controlled Micro Light Aircraft etc., and that there is an increasing trend by event's organizers to use remote controlled drones for getting aerial views for live telecasts and photography of various events. It has prescribed that the State / UT Police under various sections of State Police Acts will prohibit flying of such aerial platforms over the area bounded by a circle of 30 Km radius centered at State Capitals / Metro Cities and 5 Km around strategic VAs/VPs and give clue publicity to inform the public at large that doing so shall be an offence under Section 287 and 336, of IPC.

The Police Commissioner said that any person contravening this order would face punishment under section 188, 287 and 336 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860. This order will remain in force for a period of 6 months from 5th May to 11th November.

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