An upmarket society in Mumbai’s Andheri East, last month, sent an email to residents mentioning that the Mumbai Police Commissioner's office and the Drone Federation of India (DFI) would fly a drone in their society to enforce the nationwide lockdown. A resident of that very society was chosen by the DFI to fly the drone, and the email said that the exercise was a survey designed by DFI and Mumbai Police to spot locations where people are gathering in numbers despite the lockdown. “They will take action everyday,” the email, which MediaNama has seen a copy of, said. This raised concerns among one of the residents of the society who called this exercise invasive and told MediaNama, on the condition of anonymity, that drones could potentially hover in front of people’s living rooms. “People are appreciating the effort, but we…
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