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Case against photographer for flying drone at PM Modi's rally in Ahmedabad

An FIR has been registered against three private drone flyers during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in Ahmedabad held in Bavla district on Thursday.

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PM Modi's rally in Gujarat's Ahmedabad. (Image: Twitter)

By India Today Web Desk: An FIR has been registered against three private drone flyers during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in Ahmedabad held in Bavla district on Thursday. The drone was taken down after it was spotted by local police and a case was registered by Ahmedabad Rural Police.

This information also came to the notice of the National Security Guard (NSG). According to the police, a case was registered for flying a drone as a notification that was sent out prohibiting any aerial device in the area. As per Ahmedabad Rural SP, the drone was brought down by the local police, it was not shot down.

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The Ahmedabad Police said that the FIR has been lodged because the drone's presence violated the notification.

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"Today at Bava district Ahmedabad during the public meeting regarding the election of the Prime Minister, three persons were doing video recording by drone camera from the main road near Sabha place. The entire area of two kilometers near Sabha was notified as a “No drone flying zone” by Additional District Magistrate Ahmedabad," the FIR read.

"On apprehending the operators of the drone and asking them to take down the drone, the three persons complied and took down the drone. No prohibited item has been found with the accused and they were outside the perimeter wall of the Sabha when they were operating the drone," it read.

"The following three accused have been arrested in the above incident as per the Indian Penal Code Section 188 and FIR has been registered against them. The three accused on questioning told the police that there for general photography and they did not know that drones were prohibited in the area. There are no police records or previous criminal history of the persons," the police stated.

They also said that the persons were not associated with any political party or organisation. The police said that a detailed probe was underway and that the electronic devices had been seized.