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Ground Report | New Delhi: Drones banned; In Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, the local administration has banned drones and flying toys. The district administration in Rajouri district, located near the Line of Control, has banned the sale and use of drones and flying toys.

This decision has been taken two days after the drone attack on Jammu Air Force Station. A drone was also seen in the Kunjwani area on Wednesday.

Rajesh Kumar Sawan, the deputy commissioner of Rajouri district, has imposed this ban using Section-144 of CrPC in his order. It has also been said in this order that the people who have drones in the Rajouri district, should presently deposit them at the nearby police station.

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The order also includes instructions for government agencies that if they use drones for surveillance, then first inform the local police station.

A police officer from Rajouri, on the condition of anonymity, said that the police have seized two drones in the last two days.

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The fear of drones has refused to die down, as security forces spotted flying objects at three separate places in Jammu for the fourth consecutive day. News Agency KNO quoting sources that drones were seen hovering over Miran Sahib, Kaluchak, and Kunjwani areas of Jammu, where the military has a significant presence.

“Around 4:40 am one unidentified flying object with the height of 1000 meter was sighted near Goswami enclave Kaluchak and about 4:52 am one more flying object was seen near Air Force signal Kunjwani area,” sources said, adding that all the activity was witnessed near defence installations.

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In the last four days, at least seven drones have been spotted in and around Jammu’s vital military installations.

Meanwhile, Director General (DG) of National Security Guard (NSG), M A Ganapathy, who is also DG, Bureau of Civil Aviation Security and Director General Central Industrial Security Force, Subodh Kumar Jaiswal arrived in Jammu to assess the situation, which is emerging post drone strikes on the Indian Air Force.

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Officials said that the they visited Air Forces Station and assessed the situation.

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