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2 detained for flying drone illegally near HAL airport

The HAL police detained two persons for illegally flying a drone near HAL airport on December 15.

The detained persons are Syed, 24, and Bharath, 28, both residents of Whitefield who work for an advertisement company.

Krishna Naik, chief manager, Helicopter Division of HAL, filed a complaint on Thursday with HAL police stating that a pilot, Hari Nair, was flying a helicopter on December 12 for testing around 1.30 p.m. when the drone was detected by radar. The drone could pose a threat to aircraft using HAL airport.

Police detained Syed and Bharath. They claimed to be using a drone-camera to shoot an advertisement film for an apartment complex near HAL airport.

Police registered a case under Sections 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 287 (negligent conduct with respect to machinery), 336 (act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of duty) of the Indian Penal Code.

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