Police says no militant act; drone put to a test by a local boy lost its control, crashed inside prison
Jammu, July 04: In a dramatic incident in a prison at Kishtwar prison where hundreds of inmates including militants are lodged, a drone was spotted hovering over the jail building that later crashed inside the premises of the prison raising doubts whether the act was backed by militants.
Probing the incident within 24-hours, the police said that the drone was put to test by a teenage boy, and it had lost its access to the remote control leading to an incident. According to KNO, rumours had gripped the area that the drone may have been sent by the militants in a bid to carry out attack on the jail to secure release of some militants, but police after its investigations, ruled out any militant angle to the act.
As per KNO, addressing the presser at Kishtwar, today, the Senior Superintendent of Police Kishtwar, Shakti Pathak said that drone was purchased by a 16-year old local boy, who put it to a test in Chougam ground. “As the drone went high in the sky, it lost its control with the remote and later crashed in jail premises after colliding with a tower inside jail,” the police officer said, as per the KNO correspondent present the press briefing.
He said that although the drone was “not much sophisticated”, but as it was found hovering over jail premises, the police took the matter seriously and started an a high level probe.
“During investigation, a local boy also approached police and informed that he is the owner of drone and narrated entire incident after which it got established that there is no militancy angle to it,” the SSP said. He also said that news published in a section of media was out of proportion and far from the facts.