Drone spotted flying during Republic Day celebration
New Delhi: Delhi Police have started the probe on the case where drone-like object was found flying on Republic Day. A case was registered under section 188 for disobedience to order duly promulgated by a public servant. According to police, on January 26, they have received an information from the airport officials at 9:45 am regarding the flying drone at a distance of 20 nautical miles to runway 28, IGI airport Delhi.
According to the complaint, captain of the flight had left for her residence at Gurugram.
She has confirmed the sighting of the drone as well as the balloons during landing at runaway 28 IGI airport. Deputy Commissioner of Police (IGI) Sanjay Bhatia claimed that a case was registered under Section 188 and they are probing the matter. Investigators claimed that the object might be flown from Noida area. According to Delhi Police press statement, flying of sub-conventional aerial platforms like paragliders, paramotors, hang gliders, UAVs, UASs, microlight aircrafts, remotely piloted aircrafts, hot air balloons, small size powered aircrafts, quadcopters or para jumping from aircraft etc are prohibited over the jurisdiction of National Capital Territory of Delhi from January 9 up to February 9.
The incident came to light on Republic day after multi-layer security arrangements were placed at strategic locations in Delhi. Nearly 25,000 security personnel drawn from the Delhi Police and central security forces deployed in Central Delhi. In July last year, a drone spotted at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) kept cops on their toes for hours.