Mumbai Police bans drones & paragliders for a month


The Mumbai Police have banned drones, micro-light planes and paragliders in the city for a period of 30 days ending on the 4th of May, reports Business Standard. The police have used Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code to execute the order.

The police have cited a terrorist threat as the reason to ban drones during this period. The ban will continue to allow law enforcement agencies to carry out aerial surveillance through microlight aircraft drones. Citizens caught using drones will face up to six months in prison, a fine of Rs 1,000 or both.

This is not the first time the Mumbai Police have banned drones; in July last year the agency issued an order banning the use of drones in the city, following an incident where online real estate portal Housing’s employees were allegedly seen flying an unmanned aerial

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