Two months after the Cyberabad police banned the use of drones without permission, their Hyderabad counterparts have followed suit.
Hyderabad commissioner M Mahender Reddy on Saturday issued an order banning remotely controlled drones or remotely controlled micro-light aircraft under the limits of the Hyderabad police, claiming that terrorists might use drones for carrying out attacks.
This comes two months after Cyberabad Police Commissioner C. V. Anand issued orders, making it compulsory for event organizers, organizations and individuals to obtain prior police permission in writing for any flying activity.
"Inputs have been received by Intelligence agencies about the possibility of attacks by terrorist/anti-social elements by the use of para-gliders, remote controlled drones, remote controlled micro-light aircraft, etc, 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...No flying activities of remotely controlled drones or para-gliders or remotely controlled micro-light aircraft will be allowed in the Jurisdiction of Hyderabad City Police Commissionerate limits without prior police permission in writing," the order by the Commissioner read.
The note also adds that:
Government agencies and organizations should obtain appropriate clearance from local police and aviation authorities before launching any UASUAV for any purpose. Any person contravening this order shall be punishable under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860