Drones can’t be used by private persons
Drone cameras cannot be used by private persons. The state home department is seriously contemplating to issue instructions to private institutions in this regard.
In an informal meeting with mediapersons here on Monday, police commissioner Gowtam Sarang said that drone cameras should be used for security purposes only.
There are specific Director General Civil Aviation (DGCA) regulations regarding this, the police commissioner said and added that judicious utilisation of drone cameras during Krishna Pushkaralul yielded best results. Police could succeed in nabbing the criminals, he said and asked vendors and public not to use drone cameras, “If any body is planning to invest in an unmanned drone, they should get permission from the DGCA and the local police. The DGCA is in the process of formulating regulations for certification and operation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
Permission from the DGCA apart, people have to get no objection certificate from the city police to fly them.
If the DGCA regulations are violated, they have to face police cases under section 287 (negligent conduct with respect to machinery) and 336 IPC Act (endangering the life or personal safety of others).
Note: DGCA notification states that till regulations are issued, no non-governmental agency, organisation or individual can launch an UAS in Indian civil airspace for any purpose:-AUTHORITIES OF DGCA