3 de­tained for fly­ing drone at Vashi

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVIMUMBAI - Pranab Jy­oti Bhuyan pranab.bhuyan@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Three em­ploy­ees from an ad­ver­tis­ing com­pany, who were al­legedly fly­ing a drone near the Vashi toll naka on Wed­nes­day, were de­tained by the po­lice.

How­ever, they were al­lowed to go af­ter a few hours when the po­lice found noth­ing ob­jec­tion­able in the cam­era at­tached to the drone.

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, the three men from a Mum­baibased ad­ver­tis­ing com­pany were on their way to Pan­vel from Mum­bai in two cars. They had plans to shoot a film for a con­struc­tion com­pany at Pan­vel and had car­ried the drone to take aerial shots.

“Just af­ter cross­ing the toll naka at Vashi, they stopped their cars and flew the drone to check it as well as the cam­era. Prob­a­bly, they did it just af­ter en­ter­ing Navi Mum­bai as­sum­ing it to be safe, as the Mum­bai po­lice banned drones a few months ago,” said CM Godse, as­sis­tant po­lice in­spec­tor from Vashi po­lice sta­tion.

Some res­i­dents from that area spot­ted the drone in the sky and in­formed the po­lice. The po­lice im­me­di­ately reached the spot and took all three to the po­lice sta­tion.

“Af­ter check­ing the cam­era at­tached to the drone, we found noth­ing ob­jec­tion­able. So we al­lowed them to go af­ter a few hours. No case has been reg­is­tered against any­one. We also ap­pre­ci­ate the alert­ness of the res­i­dents who in­formed us about the drone as soon as they spot­ted it fly­ing,” he said.

THEY HAD PLANS TO SHOOT A FILM FOR A CON­STRUC­TION FIRM AT PAN­VEL AND HAD CAR­RIED THE DRONE TO TAKE AERIAL SHOTS.

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