1. Police fears aerial terror attacks in Mumbai, bans drones, gliders from 31 March

Police fears aerial terror attacks in Mumbai, bans drones, gliders from 31 March

Mumbai Police has taken the next step to ensure safety and security of citizens even from likely dangers from the sky

By: | Updated: March 29, 2017 7:38 PM
mumbai, mumbai news, mumbai latest news, mumbai terror attack, mumbai aerial attack, mumbai no flying zone declared, no flying zone mumbai, terrorist attack, terror attack, mumbai attack, mumbai terror news, drone use, drone ban, mumbai police Mumbai police has banned all flying objects between March 31 to April 29, 2017. (Representative Image: Reuters)

Even as security has been tightened over perceived threats to security in the city, Mumbai Police has taken the next step to ensure safety and security of citizens even from likely dangers from the sky and issued an advisory that bans all flying objects between March 31 to April 29, 2017. The likelihood of a terror strike from the skies is feared by the security agencies and the police says there may be an aerial attack via use of gliders and drones and to ensure any such possibility is nipped in the bud, it has issued the ban.

In October last year, in view of festivals and Uri attack, a similar advisory was launched in the city with turning it into a no-flying zone for paragliders, drones, micro-light aircraft and such other devices. Earlier, in September as well, a full-scale security alert was issued in the city after a group of four men were seen allegedly carrying weapons near a Navy base. The suspicious men were reportedly spotted by some school children. After which, a high alert has been sounded at the Naval ammunition depot INS Abhimanyu, which is opposite the Mumbai harbour. The cops has also asked people to immediately inform them in case they see something suspicious.

Meanwhile, the cops also carrying forward its campaign to take stock of stalkers in the city in view of women’s safety. On its official Twitter account on Wednesday, the Mumbai Police posted a picture stating “Anything less than a yes is a no” and captioned it with “No forgive & forget, if a woman’s NO doesn’t get it’s due respect #SafetyWithDignity #TakingStockOfStalkers”. It has earlier as well aware women for the safety measures from its tweets and assured for being on their duty round the clock.

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