Panaji, February 2: To secure the launching of remotely piloted vehicles the government of Goa announced the ban on use of drones on Thursday. The government ordered a ban on the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) also known as drones across the state from 28th January to 11th March.
This ban is ordered in a move to secure the grounds of all the abandoned or unused airstrips, open ground space which allows the launching of remotely piloted vehicles RPV along with Remote Controlled Aircraft RCA and par-gliders or hang-gliders etc. This ban may put an effective surveillance by guarding and deploying the security personnel on the grounds to avoid their misuse.
The ban is ordered to avoid the misuse of those abandoned airstrips and aircrafts vehicles. This ban will be imposed from 28TH January till 11th February. Any person who disobeys the orders will be held guilty and shall be punished under the Section 188 of Indian Penal Code, a government official said. Disobedience to an order accordingly publicized by a public servant has been made an offence under this section.
Section 188 of Indian Penal code states that when an accused knows that a public servant has lawfully promulgated an order, which he is empowered to do, by which he has either directed the accused to abstain from a certain act, or directed him to take certain order with certain property in his possession or under his management, and he disobeys such direction, he shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term extending up to one month, or with fine extending up to two hundred rupees, or with both if such disobedience causes or has tendency to cause obstruction, annoyance or injury, or risk of obstruction, annoyance or injury, to any person lawfully employed; and if such disobedience causes or has tendency to cause danger to human life, health or safety, or causes or has tendency to cause riot or affray, he shall be punished more severely, that is to say, with simple or rigorous imprisonment for a term extending up to six months, or with fine extending up to one thousand rupees, or with both.