IB, Home Ministry working on regulations to control drone menace

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New Delhi, Jan 19: In a bid to curb the drone menace, which has been causing nightmares to security agencies, the police have decided to take a tough stance.

The police have been told to book those selling drones and stringent action would be taken against such persons.

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There have been intrusions galore in the past year where drones have been seen flying over sensitive locations.

There have been incidents reported in Mumbai and Delhi and a major security scare had been caused. In one of the cases it was found that the drone was fitted with a camera.

Drones are being used by wedding photographers and also advertisers. Most of them charge a heavy sum of money for deploying drones at weddings and the police say that many do not have permission.

It is a security risk and there will be a standard operating procedure to fly drones.

SOP to fly drones:

The Intelligence Bureau (IB) along with the police and officials of the Home Ministry (HM) held a meeting recently on how to regulate drones.

First and foremost it was pointed out that drones are available easily in the market and those selling it should be booked. Further it was also decided that a regulation needs to be introduced to control this problem.

It has been found that most shopkeepers who sell drones at cheap prices do not have permission to do so. Further it is also found that those buying it fly it over sensitive locations without permission.

There have been several cases in the past which have taken security personnel by surprise. Drones have been found flying over airports and near defence installations as well.

A recent incident in which a drone was found flying near the Vijay Chowk in New Delhi raised a major security scare.

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