A man was today detained for interrogation after his remote-operated drone fell on the terrace of a private hotel in Chennai where a foreign national was working out, police said. Identified as Raj, he lost control of the drone while trying to use the battery-operated equipment to film a social function at a nearby location for an aerial view, they said. Also Read - This new Flipkart programme will allow you to test premium Samsung smartphones for free
While the foreign national had a narrow escape, the hotel management filed a complaint, following which police registered a case under IPC Sections 287 (negligent conduct with respect to machinery and 336 (Act endangering life or personal safety of others). Also Read - Swiggy to soon deliver your food order using drones in India
“Camera equipped drones may also cause intrusion into the privacy of ordinary public as seen in this case. Therefore one should alert the police if such devices/machines are found in use anywhere,” a police statement said. Also Read - COVID-19: Drones to be used to detect Coronavirus from the skies
“Moreover, usage of such devices without proper authorisation is an offence and the concerned person will face prosecution under appropriate law,” it said.