New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Delhi Police is actively searching for a drone that was reportedly spotted hovering over the official residence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi during the early hours of Monday.
The Special Protection Group (SPG), an esteemed force responsible for safeguarding the prime minister, promptly alerted the police about the drone sighting at approximately 5 am.
Upon receiving the alert, the Delhi Police swiftly initiated a comprehensive search operation to trace the whereabouts of the drone. As of now, no drone has been detected within the vicinity.
“Information was received at the NDD control room about an unidentified flying object near PM’s residence. Thorough searches were made in nearby areas, but no such object was detected. The air traffic control room (ATC) was also contacted, they also didn’t detect any such flying object near PM’s residence,” the Delhi Police said in a statement.
It is crucial to mention that the prime minister’s residence falls within the red no-fly zone, designated as a restricted area prohibiting the operation of drones.