Police uses thermal drones to keep check on people’s movement
Srinagar, Mar 22: Police on Monday pressed drones into service to keep a check on the movement of people as the administration has announced a complete lockdown in Jammu and Kashmir in order to curb the spread of dreaded COVID-19, witnesses said.
They said that law-enforcement agencies across Kashmir have adopted aerial drones to map people’s movement.
Meanwhile, Inspector General of Police has also urged people to stay indoors on Monday as part of government’s measures to contain the spread of coronavirus.
“We appeal people not to come out in view of the lockdown (announced by the government),” Inspector General of Police, Vijay Kumar (IPS) had said.
He said police will also be keeping an eye through thermal capability based drones on the movement of people.
Meanwhile, reports said police at several places was making announcement through public address systems mounted on vehicles to ask people to stay indoors. (with inputs from GNS)