Game of Drones: Police nab illicit liquor makers, rummy players through aerial surveillance
Kottayam: Police have strengthened aerial surveillance across the state through drone cameras. Professional Aerial Cinematographers Association (PACA) and Skylimit offered drones to the police force for aerial surveillance during the lockdown.
The drones have captured interesting visuals of people who are running away from police when police jeep approaches them.
Videos of people who are hiding their face from drones by pulling shirts to cover head have gone viral on social media like Tik Tok.
An interesting incident took place at a coastal area of Alappuzha. Ten people were playing rummy by violating the lockdown. Suddenly, they heard the sound of the drone and managed to run away leaving the cards. Later police identified these lockdown evaders.
A bride-seeing ceremony held at Ambalappuzha was also identified by police through drone surveillance. Police rushed to the house and advised the people on the importance to keep social distancing.
Cricket players in the paddy field
In Malappuram, some youngsters were playing cricket in a small area of a paddy field while the farmers were setting fire to the thickets on the other side. When the police drone reached this area, everyone in the paddy field vanished quickly. Some people were running away from the drones by covering their face with dhoti.
Illicit liquor making and sale uncovered
Police spotted an illicit liquor making unit at Vadakara with drone surveillance. When the drone was deployed for surveillance in Vadakara, the illicit liquor sale was active in the unit. Seeing the drone, the buyers and sellers ran here and there in search of a perfect hideout.
Some people tried to hide under trees and rocks here. But the excise and police officials nabbed them after receiving the visuals from the drone.