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Drone operated without permission by Chinese national seized

A Chinese national was on Sunday interrogated by police here after they seized a drone which he allegedly tried to fly in Marina beach without permission.



Chennai: A Chinese national was on Sunday interrogated by police here after they seized a drone which he allegedly tried to fly in Marina beach without permission.

The man, an employee of a private firm at nearby Sriperumbudur went to the beach around 4.30 PM and attempted to fly the drone without permission, they said.

After the drone was seized, he was taken to the police station nearby and was again asked to come tomorrow,they said.

As the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is in the process of formulating regulations for certification and operation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), flying a drone in India requires permission from DGCA and local police.

"A DGCA notification states that till such regulations are issued, no non-governmental agency, organisation or individual must launch an UAS in Indian civil airspace for any purpose," Chennai Police Commissioner S George had earlier said.

Last month, a man was arrested after the drone equipped with a camera which he flew without permission fell on a private hotel here.

A complaint was filed on the incident and a case registered under sections 287 (negligent conduct with respect to machinery) and 336 of the IPC Act (endangering the life or personal safety of others).

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