Drone camera spotted over Puri Srimandir again; 8 youths detained

Puri: After locals spotted a drone camera flying over Puri Srimandir, officials of Singhdwar Police station detained 8 youths in connection with the incident today.

The 8-member video crew of Lintas India Pvt Ltd was flying the drone above the temple from the top of Emar Mutt. Some locals spotted the drone and informed the officials of Singhdwar Police Station, sources said.

According to sources, the detained youths were making a short film after taking permission from the State Tourism Department. They have even received a permission letter from Director of Tourism to shoot the film, informed sources.

Lintas has been permitted by the Tourism Department to create 2 short films on various places of historical importance in the State, sources revealed.

“The drone has been seized as of now. Investigation is underway to trace the area where the drone was being flown and whether it entered the zone over Puri Srimandir or not. Action will be taken after investigation,” Puri City DSP, Prashant Kumar Pattnaik said.