Chinese National Detained By CISF Personnel After Being Caught Flying A Drone Over Taj Mahal

Chinese National Detained By CISF Personnel After Being Caught Flying A Drone Over Taj MahalA view of the Taj Mahal in Agra (Representative image) (Vijayananda Gupta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

A Chinese national was detained for some time for allegedly flying a drone over the Taj Mahal on Tuesday (1 October).

The 29-year-old tourist, Cui Yu was caught taking aerial shots of the mausoleum. The drone and its controller were seized by the police and a micro storage chip was formatted and sent for forensic evaluation to find if it was connected to any satellite. Meanwhile, Yu was let off after a written apology.

"Cui came to Agra on Monday to visit the Taj Mahal. On Tuesday, he went to Mehtab Bagh along with his drone and started recording aerial shots of the mausoleum. Soon Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) spotted the drone and informed local police, who traced the source," said the Station House Officer (SHO) Dinesh Kumar.

"The Chinese national was remotely controlling the drone while hiding in bushes at Mehtab Bagh. As soon he brought the drone down to recover the footage, our team rushed to detain him. He was caught red-handed," added Kumar.

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