Himansu Shekhar Rout

A drone crashed on the premises of the rented residence of Bargarh MP Suresh Pujari at Ambajhara near Gandhi Chhak in Belpahar Town of Jharsuguda district on Thursday.

Amid the ongoing campaigning for the 2024 elections, MP Suresh Pujari expressed apprehensions about the drone and the purpose of its use in the area. Pujari is currently contesting elections from the Brajrajnagar Assembly seat. He has taken a rented house for his office and residence near NH-49 in Belpahar Town.

Pujari said, "The caretaker of the house told me that a drone was flying at noon and crashed on the premises after hitting an LT tower. We went to the spot where the drone was lying and its engine was functioning. Its camera was on.”

“Police have started an investigation. We are concerned about who was operating the drone and for what purpose. Why it trespassed into the compound of the house?,” he added. 

Jharsuguda SP, Parmar Smit Parshottamdas said, "Belphar police seized the drone and preliminary investigation revealed that the drone was being used by the Forest Department for the survey of its plantation. A proper investigation into the matter is going on.”

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