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4 Russians fly drone over Jagannath Temple, detained

The four were allegedly operating a drone from atop the roof of Radha Ballav mutt in 'no fly zone.'

  • Published: December 15, 2017 11:23 AM IST
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Four Russians, including two women, were detained for flying a drone equipped with a camera over Shree Jagannath Temple in Odisha’s Puri on Thursday, said police. The four were allegedly operating the drone from atop the roof of Radha Ballav mutt close to Singhadwara police station. The police seized the high definition camera and a memory card. Also Read - Facebook starts Instagram and Messenger chat integration in new update

“Preliminary investigation suggests the four are Russian nationals and devotees of ISKCON. They have been in Puri since December 7,” said police officer Gokul Chandra Das. “According to their version, they had come here for ‘parikrama’ of the holy temple. They used the drone to chalk out the system for the other devotees who would come in future.” Also Read - Facebook testing TikTok-style video feature in India: Here's how it looks

The shrine and its periphery areas have been declared a ‘no fly zone’ by the government. A quadcopter had hovered over the temple in 2014 and managed to capture aerial videos and photos of the shrine. The videos and photos were later uploaded on social media. Also Read - Twitter rolls out reply limit feature availability to all users

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  • Published Date: December 15, 2017 11:23 AM IST



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