Drones, Unmanned Vehicles Banned In Srinagar; People Who Own Them Told To Deposit In Police Stations

Drones, Unmanned Vehicles Banned In Srinagar; People Who Own Them Told To Deposit In Police Stations

According to a July 3 order issued by the office of District Magistrate Mohammad Aijaz, those having drone cameras or other similar unmanned aerial vehicles must deposit them with police.

The Srinagar administration on Sunday banned the use of drones and unmanned vehicles in the city, a week after the drone attack at an Air Force base in Jammu.

According to a July 3 order issued by the office of District Magistrate Mohammad Aijaz, those having drone cameras or other similar unmanned aerial vehicles must deposit them with police.

“A ban has been imposed on the possession, sale, and use of drones in Srinagar due to security reasons. People who have drones should deposit them with the nearest police station,” the district magistrate told NDTV.

The order by the Srinagar administration also said that government departments using drones for mapping, surveys, and surveillance in “agricultural, environment conservation and disaster mitigation” sectors will have to inform the local police before undertaking any such activity in the public interest.

“Any violation of this order shall attract punitive action as warranted under relevant laws,” the DM said.

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Two explosions at the base last Sunday left two Indian Air Force personnel injured. Jammu and Kashmir’s Director General of Police, Dilbag Singh, said a “drone with payload” was suspected to have been used to “drop the explosive material”.

This was the first such instance of drones used in a terror attack on an Indian military facility.

About 24 hours later, two more drones were spotted near Kaluchak military station in Jammu. An Army statement said they “flew away” when they were fired at.


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