Pune Police Implements Ban On Flying Objects Including Drone, Balloons Ahead Of Prime Minister Modi’s Rally

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Reported by Mubarak Ansari

Pune, 27th April 2024: In light of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheduled election rally in Pune on Monday, the Pune Police have issued a stringent order banning the use of flying objects, including drones, balloons, and other aerial devices. The decision comes as part of comprehensive security measures to safeguard the Prime Minister and attendees during the high-profile event.


Scheduled for Monday, April 29th, the rally at Race Course Pune is anticipated to draw significant crowds as the Prime Minister addresses citizens in support of NDA’s Lok Sabha candidates in Pune district.


The ban, enforced by Joint Commissioner of Police Pravin Pawar, encompasses a wide range of airborne devices, including drones, remote-controlled aircraft, micro-lights, paragliders, hand gliders, and hot air balloons. The order, effective from April 28th to April 30th, aims to mitigate potential security threats posed by unauthorized aerial activities during the Prime Minister’s visit.


In an official statement, Joint Police Commissioner Pawar emphasized the imperative of maintaining law and order in the Pune City Police Commissionerate area, highlighting the risks associated with the misuse of flying objects. He expressed concerns over the possibility of terrorists or anti-national elements exploiting drones and other aerial devices to perpetrate attacks, endangering public safety and disrupting public order.


To enforce the ban effectively, Pune Police will conduct aerial surveillance and implement preventive measures throughout the designated period. Exceptions to the ban may be granted only with specific written permission from the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Branch), ensuring strict adherence to security protocols.


The ban is slated to remain in force from Sunday midnight to Tuesday midnight, encompassing the duration of Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Pune. Any individual found violating the order will face punitive action under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), 1860.


Prime Minister Modi is expected to visit the helipad at Race Course Ground, venue Race Course Ground, Solapur Road, Wanwadi; Raj Bhavan, Pune; Sinchan Bhavan Helipad, Shivajinagar, Pune; Race Course ground to Raj Bhavan, Pune and Raj Bhavan to Sinchan Bhavan Helipad, Shivajinagar.