On Monday morning, after the news of a drone being seen near the Prime Minister's residence, there was a stir. Responding quickly to the situation, the SPG immediately alerted the Delhi Police, prompting top police officials to rush to the spot.
As early as 5 am, the SPG informed the New Delhi Police, after which the authorities and the armed forces launched a massive search operation around New Delhi.
Despite concerted efforts, no drone has been apprehended thus far, leaving the police empty-handed. Authorities are currently investigating the origin of the drone and how it managed to infiltrate the premises of the Prime Minister's residence.
It should be noted that the Prime Minister's residence and its surrounding area fall within a designated no-fly zone, heightening the significance of the ongoing police inquiry.
The Delhi Police has issued a statement confirming that they received information about an unidentified flying object near the Prime Minister's residence, following which an extensive search was conducted in the surrounding areas.
However, after a thorough investigation, no such item was found. Additionally, the Air Traffic Control Room (ATC) was contacted and they also confirmed the absence of any flying object around the PM's residence.
The official residence of the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, is Bungalow No. 7, situated on Lok Kalyan Marg in the Lutyens Zone of Delhi.
The residence is commonly known as 'Panchavati' and has been Prime Minister Modi's home since 2014. Originally, the residence was a combination of five bungalows, resulting in its unique design and layout.
The first Prime Minister to reside at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg (previously known as 7 RCR) was Rajiv Gandhi, who moved here in 1984.
Spanning across 12 acres, the house was constructed in 1980. It comprises not just one, but five bungalows, including the Prime Minister's Office-cum-Residence Area and a dedicated Security Establishment.