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New Delhi: A cash reward of Rs 1 lakh was announced by Delhi Police on Thursday to whoever gave any information on the accused who operated a suspicious unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) near the IGI Airport in the month of October.

A UAV, which police called a “suspicious drone”, was spotted multiple times near the airport on October 27, after which, a case was registered under relevant sections of the suppression of unlawful acts against safety of Civil Aviation Act and the IPC, stated a senior police official.

Delhi Police and several other agencies have been asked by the Union Home Ministry to submit a detailed report on the case.

In spite of several conducted meetings and fresh measures towards the case, security agencies were unable to find any information about the drone operator till date.

A police source added that meetings conducted by the Delhi police with the heads of villages situated near the IGI Airport gave no result, following which the announcement was made regarding the cash reward.

“Today, the police commissioner announced a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh in connection with the case. It will come into force with immediate effect for the person(s) who render any help to trace and arrest the accused person,” added the senior official.

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