外文标题：Now, drones to be used to disperse mobs in Lucknow
LUCKNOW: Drones will soon perform a special task in the state capital apart from functioning as eyes in the sky with the Lucknow Police planning to use them for dispersing mobs.
These little unmanned mini-choppers are already in use in various sensitive parts of Uttar Pradesh for taking aerial snaps, but for the first time the hi-tech gadget will be used to control unruly crowds.
"We have purchased five drone cameras with capacity of lifting two kg weight. They can be used to shower pepper powder on an unruly mob in case of any trouble," Senior Superintendent of Police Yashasvi Yadav told PTI here today.
The drone camera, he said, made its debut in the city when the district administration deployed the device for surveillance last year during Muharram and also during the Lucknow Mahotsav and Republic Day parade.
"We had used drone cameras and they were so effective that we have decided to purchase them instead of hiring them. They will be used throughout the city for aerial surveillance," the SSP said.
Lucknow Police will probably be the first in the country to have such hi-tech surveillance gadget, he said, adding drones will assist not only in checking crimes but also in keeping a track of criminals.
Nick Helpap (Saginaw, Michigan)
buy guns shoot them down easy target cant play fair we wont ether
Sure, shower the mob with pepper spray, they will knock these things down with rocks or other objects that can be thrown or launched. They will have to fly fairly low to the crowd to make the pepper powder effective, anything under 30 feet is easily within reach of a hand-thrown rock, bottle, etc... Make a slingshot, a bow, hell a pellet rifle would be perfect!
Tahir Ali ()
Electricity is the major prob in UP,Mr CM please focus on that too..
These drones are controlled by remote signals. How about hacking into it and spray the pepper powder back on police.
Fred Garvin (Cebu City)
Sling shot is all you need.
It should be implemented throughout the country
Will the thugs who organize mob violence hire shapshooters (and it seems they are available cheap in UP) to bring them down ?