Delhi Police Commissioner S N Shrivastava on Friday issued an order prohibiting the flying of sub-conventional aerial platforms like UAVs, paragliders.
Delhi Police Commissioner S N Shrivastava on Friday issued an order prohibiting the flying of "sub-conventional aerial platforms" like Unmaned Aerial Vehicles (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 sub-conventional aerial platforms like paragliders, UAVs, remotely piloted aircraft, hot air balloons, quadcopters or para-jumping 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.