Police have registered a police case or FIR against a prominent builder in south Mumbai for alleged violation of certain conditions while flying a drone in the city a day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit earlier this week, an official said today.
The incident took place in Mumbai's Pedder Road area on Monday, he said.
"As PM Modi was scheduled to go to Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) in the city via Pedder Road the next day (Tuesday), the police had inspected the entire road for security reasons. However, a local resident on Monday informed the police that he had seen a drone flying in the area," the police official told Press Trust of India.
"After being informed about it, officials of the Gamdevi police station launched a probe to find out who was involved in the activity. It was later found that a prominent builder in south Mumbai had used the drone for mapping a plot of land and for advertising purpose," he said.
The builder had sought permission to fly the drone and the police had granted nod for it. However, he violated certain conditions while flying the drone, the official told Press Trust of India.
After the drone was noticed, there was panic among the security agencies. The city police had even placed anti-drone guns as a security measure, he added.
An FIR was registered against the builder under Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) for violating the police order, he said adding that an investigation in the case is on.
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