Delhi, India: In a first, Delhi Police used drones fitted with cameras to patrol the violence-hit Trilokpuri area in East Delhi. Drones were deployed to monitor rooftops for bricks and empty bottles in the troubled area, the police said, adding that the measure would bring down chances of stone pelting. The drones also helped the police to seize weapons after identifying potential trouble in the area.
"We are monitoring things very closely. The drones were used to identify areas where people were collecting bricks," said Joint Commissioner of Police (Eastern Range) Sanjay Beniwal. Nearly 70 sacks of stones, bricks and glass bottles were seized from the troubled area.
The police inspected roofs at various blocks and seized sharp-edged weapons like swords and knives. Suspected houses were first identified by the drones following which police teams carried out searches there for weapons and other "projectiles".
Source: India Today