Malda, Apr 24: In order to clamp the lockdown norms strictly in the district, the Malda administration has resorted to drone surveillance to crack down on violators.
The district police deployed drone cameras to keep watch on wilful violations in the second phase of the lockdown, mainly over Mathurapur Bazaar and various other areas of Manik Chowk. Despite police action, the district administration has been struggling to confine people indoors.
The drone surveillance will help police to know the areas where people are violating lockdown and take legal action against the lawbreakers, said Gautam Chowdhury, OC of Manik Chowk police station. In the first phase of lockdown, the police have ceased several bikes, e-rickshaws and autorickshaws found roaming on the roads ignoring the Centre and State governments' appeals to stay at home to break the chain of coronavirus infection. Several people have been booked for unnecessarily moving on roads, after being marked during drone monitoring, police said. (UNI)