New Delhi: The Delhi police on Thursday used a drone to track the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protesters who had gathered to march from Old Delhi’s Red Fort to Shaheed Park near ITO in the national capital city, stated news agency PTI.
The drone which hovered over Nishadraj Marg in Daryaganj recorded the incident when police used barricades to stop the protestors from reaching the Red Fort. When protestors noticed the drone, they cheered, clapped and began to shout even louder. “Drones are used to record happenings and in case of massive law and order situations, where things go out of hand, the recordings help identifying those who cause a situation to go out of hand,” a senior police officer was quoted by news agency PTI as saying.
A huge number of protesters comprising students, local residents and members of the All India Students Association (AISA) and the Swaraj Abhiyan were denied permission by the police to conduct the proposed anti-CAA march from Red Fort due to law and order issues. As they gathered near Sunehri Masjid, the Delhi police stopped them from moving towards Red Fort. These protestors later rued that some political leaders were trying to hijack their protest, according to news agency PTI. Police also used drones in Seelampur area which witnessed violence and arson on Tuesday, in order to identify ‘miscreants’, added the report.