In a major security alarm, an unidentified person was spotted flying a suspected drone near the high-security Vijay Chowk intersection close to Rashtrapati Bhavan and Parliament on Saturday evening. Also Read - DJI Mavic Air 2 takes 48MP photos and records 4K at 60fps: Check price, flight time and other featuresAlso Read - DJI to launch new product on April 27; could it be the Mavic Air 2?
Police said that the incident was reported in the evening after a media person spotted a foreigner standing on the pavement near Vijay Chowk with a remote control in his hands. The foreigner was operating a flying object suspected to be a drone which was seen hovering around 20-30 feet above the ground, said a police official. Also Read - Facebook collaborating with Airbus to test solar-powered internet drones in Australia: Report
The media person told police that when he confronted the foreigner, he stopped the device and fled in a car that was parked near the pavement. The media person further claimed that the vehicle had a diplomatic registration number pertaining to the Russian embassy, said the official.
The incident was caught on camera and the footage in which the unidentified man can be seen sporting a white T-shirt and shorts has been handed over to Parliament Street police station, said the official. The issue came to our notice through the media. We are inquiring into it, said DCP (New Delhi) Jatin Narwal. He said that a special team is studying the video footage and further action will be initiated accordingly.
Police said that it is only when the person who was operating the device is questioned can it be known whether the gadget was actually equipped with a camera and if he was taking photographs or videos in the high-security zone. Meanwhile, following the incident, security was tightened in and around Parliament Street and several police teams were deployed in the area.