ORDER UNDER SECTION 144 Cr.P.C.
Whereas, it has been made to appear to me that because of possibility of law & order problem, security threat and possibility or misuse of Drone by anti-social elements and other who can create panic in the public and as such there is very high apprehension of breach of peace and disturbance of public tranquillity besides danger to human lives and safety by using of Drone and low flying objects.
And whereas I, K.K. Yadav, I.A.S., District Magistrate, Chandigarh, do hereby prohibit as measure of urgency to the public generally or any member thereof on the flying of Drone and low flying objects etc., within the limits of Union Territory of Chandigarh for a period of 60 days.
Provided that the above order shall not apply to:
- Police personnel and other Government officials\agencies if using the drone purely in connection with their official duties, subject to the following conditions:
- That the Police personnel and other Government officials shall be in their service uniform, if any and shall carry their identity cards and authorization cards authorizing them to use the drone in connection with their official duties, issued by the Competent Authority.
- That the exemption is applicable in relation to the above said personnel only when they are on official duty.
- Using the drone for photography during certain social events for which prior permission of the District Magistrate, Chandigarh has been obtained in writing. These social events may include-ring ceremony, pre-wedding photo shoot, wedding ceremony.
This order shall come into force from zero hours on 18.09.2020 and shall be effective for a period of sixty days up to and including 16.11.2020.
In view of the emergent nature of this order, it is being issued ex-parte and is addressed to the public in general. Any breach of this order would invite action under section 188 of the I.P.C.