Nagpur: Close on the heels of Maoists stepping up use of drones for air surveillance, the state government is learnt to expedite the purchase procedure for anti-drone systems for Gadchiroli and Gondia.
Naxal range DIG Sandip Patil said the drone jammers would be used to blunt out the rebels’ plan to use them for their surveillance or various strategic usages. “Our system would be good enough to disrupt their (Maoists) drones’ signals and frequency wavelengths. We will bring their drones down,” Patil said, adding police are cautious now to thwart any plans of the Maoists’ during the ongoing ‘naxal Saptah’ or martyrs’ week between July 28 and August 3 every year.
Last year in September, mysterious drones in airspace over some south Gadchiroli police stations had left the cops guessing. Repeated sightings of drones over Jarawandi, Gatta, Burgi, Hedri, Koti and Kotmi police stations had kept the cops on toes. Police had also fired on one of the drones when it had come…