Alert in Bengaluru; no balloons and drones till R-day

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 Bengaluru, Jan 25: Ahead of the Republic Day, Bengaluru police have beefed up security and issued a ban on flying any unmannered arerial object including balloons and drones till Tuesday, Jan 26.

Bengaluru Police have also increased security checking in airport, security has been tightened at other places across the state.


"In exercise of powers conferred under section 144 of the code of criminal procedure, 1973, I, NS Megharikh, commissioner of police and district magistrate, Bengluru city, hereby prohibit the flying of all unmanned aerial objects, including drones, balloons, unmanned aerial vehicles, unmanned aircraft system, within the limits of date on Sunday, Jan 24 till Tuesday, Jan 26," Bengaluru police commissioner NS Megharikh told OneIndia.

These steps are taken by the Bengaluru police to maintain security across the state after the arrests of suspects with alleged ISIS link. It was alleged that the arrested men were involved in plots to carry out terror attacks across the country.

Megharikh, further said, "There were no such threat now but we don't want to take any risk regarding security."

The Police Commissioner also highlighted the point that many photographers use drones for their work. However, police cannot take risk, hence, they have banned drones in the city till Republic Day, he added.

"We are taking each steps to maintain the security and have banned drones, considering as terrorist group might use drone and if anyone is found with drones, especially in public places, then a case will be registered against that person," he concluded.

A 30-member dog squad of the state police will be part on R-day celebration to check security at Manekshaw Parade Ground.

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