Published On : Sat, Apr 13th, 2024

Nagpur declared as ‘No Drone Zone’ ahead of Vice-President Dhankar’s visit on Apr 15

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Nagpur: Joint Commissioner of Police Aswati Dorje on Friday declared the entire area under the Nagpur Police Commissionerate as ‘No Drone Zone’ in view of Vice-President of India Jagdeep Dhankhar’s visit to the Second Capital on April 15.

Vice-President Dhankhar will be arriving on a day’s visit to attend different programmes, including the one at the National Academy for Direct Taxes (NADT), in the city. In view of potential threats to the Vice-President, from terrorist organisations, flying drones, non-conventional objects, remote controlled or remotely piloted aircraft, aircraft systems, para-gliders, aero-model and even using parachutes have been prohibited.

In exercise of the powers conferred on her under Sections 144 (1)(3) of Code of Criminal Procedure, the Joint Commissioner of Police Dorje has promulgated the orders declaring Nagpur City as ‘No Drone Zone.’ The orders will remain in force for 24 hours on April 15.

Disobedience to order duly promulgated by the Joint Commissioner of Police will attract action under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code. Permission to conduct photography or videography using drone cameras will be granted by the police to the applicant(s) on certain conditions.