Drones, paragliders, aerial devices banned in Jammu ahead of Modi’s visit

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Jammu: Ahead of Prime Minister  of IndiaNarendra Modi’s visit to Jammu on February 20, authorities on Saturday temporarily banned flying drones, paragliders and remote-controlled micro-light aircraft in the region.

District Magistrate of Jammu Sachin Kumar Vaishya has issued the order under section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code, responding to intelligence reports highlighting potential security threats, PTI reported.

“Effective immediately and continuing until February 20, the order imposes restrictions on the operation of drones, remote-controlled micro-light aircraft, paragliders, para-motors, hand gliders and hot air balloons within the (Jammu) district,” the spokesperson said, quoting the order.

He said the precautionary measure is in place to counter possible activities by militants and anti-India elements.

Exceptions to the ban include aerial surveillance conducted by armed forces during VVIP visits or with specific written permission from the district magistrate’s office, the spokesperson said

“Defence and paramilitary Forces are exempted from these restrictions. Violation of this order is subject to punitive action under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code,” he added.

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