Hyderabad cops ban drone flight around BJP national executive meeting venue

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, several Union Ministers, Chief Ministers and senior BJP leaders will attend the meeting.

Ahead of the BJP national executive meeting starting in Hyderabad on July 2, Cyberabad police have banned the flying of remote-controlled drones, paragliders and remote-controlled ultralight aircraft around the Hyderabad International Convention Center (HICC), the venue for the two-day meeting. Cyberabad Police also imposed restraining orders from July 1-4. Orders under Article 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure prohibit any gathering of more than five people. Cyberabad Police Commissioner, Mr. Stephen Raveendra, on Wednesday issued two separate notices in this regard.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, several Union ministers, top ministers of BJP-led states, BJP national chairman JP Nadda and other senior leaders will attend the meeting of the executive.

Drones, paragliders and microlights will not be permitted more than 5km radius from the HICC within the jurisdiction of Cyberabad Police Station boundaries. The restrictions will be in effect from June 30 at 6 a.m. until July 4 at 6 p.m. The Commissioner of Cyberabad has issued a notification under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

According to the notification, anyone found in violation of the order will be punishable under the relevant section of the Indian Penal Code. The possibility of attacks by terrorist/anti-social elements through the use of paragliders, remote-controlled drones, remote-controlled ultralight aircraft, etc., may endanger public peace and tranquility, the notification reads.

The notification cited a memorandum issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, ISI/VIP Security Division, Government of India, which reported that terrorist/anti-social elements may stage attacks using paragliders, remote-controlled drones and light aircraft. remote controlled. etc, and that there is a growing trend of using remote controlled drones to obtain aerial views for live TV broadcasts and photography of various events.

The memorandum states that the State Police/UT under various sections of the State Police Acts and the IPC will prohibit the flight of these aerial platforms above the area bounded by a circle of five kilometers in radius from the Secretary of State compound in state capitals and two kilometers around strategic vital installations. .

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