Cyberabad CP bans remote-controlled flying activities

Cyberabad Commissioner of Police CV Anand has ordered that no flying activities of Drone controlled by remote or through Control Area Missile or using para gliders or through remote control micro-light Aircrafrt be allowed in the Commissionerate limits without prior police permission in writing.

In a notification issued by the Police Department, the Commissioner said no non-government agency, organization or individual will be allowed to launch unmanned Areal Vehicle (UAV)/ Unmanned Areal Survey (UAS) in the Indian Civil Airspace in Cyberabad Commissionerate limits without prior written permission till further orders in the interest of public safety and security.

Government agencies and organizations should obtain appropriate clearance from local police and aviation authorities before launching any UAS/UAV for any purpose. Any person contravening this order shall be punishable under Section 188 IPC.

In the notification, Anand said it has been brought to his notice that in some musical concerts, film functions and other events were being held in Cyberabad Commissionerate limits. There is an increasing trend by event organizers to use remote controlled drones for getting aerial views for live telecasts and photography of the events. It is realized that no prior permission for the use of drones had been taken by the event organizers.

The Commissioner has stated that inputs have been received by Intelligence agencies about the possibility of attacks by terrorists/anti-social elements through para-gliders, remote-controlled drones, micro-light planes, remote-controlled planes and there is every likelihood of breach of peace and disturbance of public tranquility and also there is grave danger to human life, health, safety and damage to public property on that account. Hence there is a need to keep a check and regulate the activities of Terrorists/Anti-social elements around the Commissionerate limits to prevent the attack through Drone controlled by remote or through Control Aerial Missile or using para-gliders or through Remote Controlled Micro Light Aircraft. (NSS)