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Varanasi: Chinese couple held for filming famous Ganga Aarti through drone

Both were immediately detained and police, along with intelligence sleuths questioned them.

IANS  |  Varanasi 

Ganga, Varanasi

A was held here for flying a drone equipped with a high definition camera during the famous Ganga Aarti but was let off after a probe, police said on Wednesday.

After the drone was spotted flying late on Tuesday over the Aarti venue at the and despite announcements on the public address system, when it did not land, a team was sent and it was discovered a Chinese couple, on a tourist visa, was flying it.

The couple was staying in a guest house at Both were immediately detained and police, along with intelligence sleuths questioned them, an official said.

"We have not found anything suspicious and the duo has told us they did not know that it was a restricted area," Circle Officer (CO) of Dashashwamedh Ghat, Sneha Tiwari told IANS.

"After a probe into their belongings, documents and the pictures the drone clicked we have released them," Tiwari said.

 

First Published: Wed, October 04 2017. 11:40 IST
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