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Ahmedabad Police using drones to keep a tab on violators amid lockdown

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At a time when the Union and state governments are trying their best to impose a lockdown across the country in a desperate attempt to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus, there are many people who are not taking the lockdown seriously and are seen loitering around on streets and residential society campuses.

In a bid to catch hold of such violators, Sola police station in Ahmedabad has started using drone cameras to keep an eye on people’s movement during the lockdown period. Notably, three drone cameras have been hired by the police for surveillance on people’s movement and to keep a tab on violators of Section 144 of the CrPC, which prohibits assembly of more than four people.

Effective utilization of Drone technology by Sola Police Station for surveillance and keeping a check on gatherings inside streets and societies. #AmdavadFightsCorona #AhmedabadPolice

Ahmedabad Police यांनी वर पोस्ट केले शुक्रवार, २७ मार्च, २०२०

In a video released by the Sola police, police personnel is seen making an announcement that they are keeping a close watch on violators using drone cameras and legal action will be taken against them. “Please so not think that you can evade the legal action while sitting in a garden or moving in some internal lane. If you are in the assembly of five people or more, you will have to face action,” the police announced.

Notably, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had declared a countrywide lockdown for 21 days starting March 25 during which citizens have been asked to stay at home and do not go out unless it is urgent. It has been also clarified that legal action will be taken against those who flout the directions issued by the local authorities during the lockdown.