Saturday, July 07, 2018

Hyderabad police detain woman for flying camera-drone near Charminar at night

While operating a drone is not illegal in India, the woman in Hyderabad was detained owing to a police notification that bans the operation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) without prior permission from local authorities. Charminar has often been considered a potential target for a terror attack.
Hyderabad: City police on Thursday night booked a 26-year-old woman for flying a drone near the famed Charminar monument. The woman has been identified as one Suparna Nath. Law enforcement officials also reportedly seized a remote control and the drone camera at the time of detaining the woman. The police were alerted by locals who said that a woman is operating a remote-controlled drone near the monument.While flying a drone is not illegal, doing so in Hyderabad is currently a violation of the prohibitory orders issued by the commissioner of police. Reports suggest that the Executive magistrate and Commissioner of Police of Hyderabad issued a notification earlier this year with regards to the use of drones in the city. The notification restricts anyone from operating Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or Unmanned Aerial Survey (UAS) without procuring permission and clearances from concerned local authorities including the police and the civil aviation watchdog.
06/07/18 Times Now

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