According to officials, the Ahmedabad police registered a case and arrested three people for shooting a video with a drone and violating the “No Drone Fly Zone” during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bavla on Thursday.
On Wednesday, the Additional District Magistrate of Ahmedabad issued a notice stating that a 2-kilometer area near Sabha had been designated as a “No Drone Flying Zone.”
According to police, three accused are Nikul Rameshbhai Parmar, Rakesh Kalubhai Bharvad, and Rajeshkumar Mangilal Prajapati.
According to an official statement, Constable Anup Sinh Bharatsang of the Ahmedabad Rural local crime branch identified some individuals operating a microdrone from the main road near the Sabha ground. When the operators of the drone were apprehended and asked to take it down, the three people complied and did so.
The bomb detection and disposal squad (BDDS) immediately checked the drone and confirmed that it was only for filming, had an operational camera, and contained no explosives or other dangerous objects.
According to the BDDS team, no prohibited items were discovered with the accused, and they were operating the drone outside the Sabha’s perimeter wall.
On further questioning, the accused told the police that they were there for general photography and did not know that drones were prohibited in the area.
The three accused have no police records or prior criminal history, and they are not affiliated with any political party or organisation, according to the Ahmedabad District Police.
The individuals do not appear to have intended to use the drone to cause harm at first glance, but the police are conducting a thorough interrogation and investigation into the case.
The police have registered an FIR under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 188.