Delhi Police bans aerial activities ahead of Independence Day

Delhi Police

New Delhi: Delhi Police has issued a prohibitory order banning various aerial activities in the national capital from July 22 to August 16, citing security reasons ahead of the Independence Day celebrations.

The order prohibits flying of para-gliders, para-motors, hang-gliders, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), unmanned aircraft systems (UASs), microlight aircraft, remotely piloted aircraft, hot air balloons, small-sized powered aircraft, quadcopters or para-jumping from aircraft in Delhi.

The order states that these activities pose a potential threat to the security of the city and may be used by anti-national elements to carry out terrorist attacks.

Any person violating the order will be liable for prosecution under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code, which deals with disobedience to an order duly promulgated by a public servant.

Delhi Police

The order will remain in force until August 16, unless withdrawn earlier.

Delhi Police has also urged the public to inform the nearest police station or call 112 in case they notice any suspicious aerial activity in the city.