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Jammu Declared No-Fly Zone for Drones Ahead of PM Modi’s Visit

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SRINAGAR: Jammu district has been made no-fly zone for drones and quadcopters with immediate effect as security arrangements are being tightened across Jammu and Kashmir ahead of PM Narendra Modi’s visit on February 20.

Jammu District Magistrate Sachin Kumar Vaishya, keeping in view intelligence reports highlighting potential security threats, issued a comprehensive order under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code, 1973.

The ban order will continue until February 20. It imposes restrictions on drones, remote-controlled micro-light aircrafts, para-gliders, para-motors, hand gliders and hot air balloons within the district. The ban order exempts security forces.

The Tribune quoting an official reported that the precautionary measure was in place to counter possible activities by terrorist and anti-national elements.

Security has also been strengthened along the Pathankot-Jammu highway as the prestigious project of AIIMS will also be inaugurated by the PM in Samba, located along the highway.

Special security measures have been taken at the MA Stadium in Jammu where the PM will address a rally and likely talk about the post-Article 370 era and Central Government’s schemes.

The rally is the first in a series before the Lok Sabha polls. The police and the CRPF are conducting random checking of vehicles.

Checkpoints have been set up at various places besides entry and exit points in Jammu and Srinagar.


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