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Flying history of drone seized 2 days ago being ascertained

BSF had recovered a bike from spot, which was found to be a stolen one

Flying history of drone seized 2 days ago being ascertained


Tribune News Service

PK Jaiswar

Amritsar, May 1

The Border Security Force (BSF) is trying to find the flying history of the drone that was shot down by its personnel at Maude village near Pul Kanjri border outpost at the Indo-Pak border two days ago.

The case

  • The drone recovered from Maude village near Pul Kanjri border outpost at the Indo-Pak border two days ago had around 150-metre blue nylon rope attached with it
  • It was a black quadcopter (drone), model DJI Matrice- 300, made in China
  • It was taken by the BSF authorities while the motorcycle was handed over to the police for further probe. A case under Sections 21, 23, 28, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act was registered with the Gharinda police at that time
  • No payload or dropping was found during the combing operation in the area. The BSF and the local police had also recovered a motorcycle sans registration plate from near the spot. This hinted that some unidentified drug smuggler had already retrieved the consignment from the drone before escaping
  • According to the police, apparently on seeing the BSF jawans rushing towards the spot and cordoning the area, the unidentified smuggler fled with the consignment leaving his bike behind

On Friday, the BSF had shot down a China made black quadcopter (drone), model DJI Matrice- 300.

Though no payload or dropping was found, during the combing operation in the area, the BSF and local police had also recovered a motorcycle sans registration plate from near the spot. This hinted that some unidentified drug smuggler had already retrieved the consignment from the drone before escaping.

According to the police, apparently on seeing the BSF jawans rushing towards the spot and cordoning the area, the unidentified smuggler fled with the consignment leaving his bike behind.

The bike was later found to be stolen one. The DSP, Attari Balbir Singh, said the bike belonged to one Gurlal Singh of the Sultanwind area. However, he told the police that his bike was stolen from near the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Law and order) near the Cantonment police station, where he had gone for renewal of his arms licence several months back. He had filed a complaint with the Cantonment police at that time. All facts were verified and found to be true, he said.

The drone recovered from Maude village had around 150-metre blue nylon rope attached with it.

The drone was taken by the BSF authorities while the motorcycle was handed over to the police for further probe. A case under Sections 21, 23, 28, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act was registered with the Gharinda police at that time.

Another police official at Gharinda police station said the BSF was ascertaining the flying history of the drone seized.

“Establishing the flying history of the drones has led to the arrest of drug peddlers involved in cross-border smuggling,” he said. A drug peddler of Havelian border village in Tarn Taran was nabbed by this method, while another smuggler was arrested from the Chheharta area.

Pakistan based anti-national elements are pushing in arms, explosives and contraband by using drones. The instances of drone sightings have seen a rise in the last over one year.

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