Now, police using drones to check curfew violations

FIRs to be registered against those venturing out without any emergency

PK Jaiswar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, April 5

The local police have now started using drones to keep a check on offenders violating curfew restrictions. The cops started surveillance in Sultanwind area on Sunday.

Despite clear instructions from the Punjab Government and district administration, people were still violating restrictions with impunity. The police have started registering FIRs against those who are venturing out of their homes without any emergency situation.

On Sunday, the Division B police used drones in Sultanwind area for checking violations. SHO Gurwinder Singh said it was observed that people were roaming and grouping outside their houses in streets and when the police arrive, they enter their homes to hoodwink the team. Not only this, when the police team leaves, they come out again.

“With drones, we will be able to see those, who are violating restrictions and ban orders issued by the district administration. Though the drones used would be able to keep an eye up to 2 km, we would use the same in 200 to 250 metres,” he said. Violators would be identified and cases would be registered against them.

Police Commissioner Dr Sukhchain Singh Gill said: “Drones will be used in other parts of the city also. He said violators will not be spared. Whatever we are doing, we are doing for the safely and health of residents and they should understand this.”

The Amritsar rural police have also launched drone surveillance. SSP, Amritsar rural, Vikram Jeet Duggal said: "The police have launched the system from Baba Bakala subdivision today. It will be used in other villages and subdivisions as well."

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