A Chennai-based wedding videographer was arrested by the Tiruvannamalai Taluk police after he flew a drone over the District Collectorate on Tuesday, reports The New Indian Express.
The flying device with a camera flew over the building around 12.15 pm. According to reports, policemen alerted the SP office and team chased down the drone to Vengikkal after it flew over the Girivalam path. They then arrested 27-year-old Murugesan, a native of Kodambakkam in Chennai. He was accused of flying the drone without obtaining permission. The drone was also seized.
Murugesan reportedly claimed that he was merely testing the drone as he was supposed to cover a wedding at AS Marriage Hall in Vengikkal after three days.
"He also claimed that he was not intending to fly the drone for a long distance but things went out of control due to technical glitches. He said he was ignorant over restriction regarding the flying of drones," an official told TNIE.
The videographer was booked under IPC section 287 (negligent conduct with respect to machinery) but was subsequently released on bail.