The Bombay High Court on July 11 quashed the first information report (FIR) and chargesheet against two individuals booked for flying drones when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Mumbai in 2022 [Tirthankar Suvankar Ganguly & Anr. v. State of Maharashtra]..The two individuals had received permission from the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations) to operate a drone around their construction site.Permission was granted to use the drone on June 12 and 13, 2022.PM Modi was scheduled to visit Mumbai on June 14.In view of the VVIP movement, restrictions were imposed on using drones under section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC). On June 13, while patrolling within the restricted vicinity, the complainant police officer noticed a drone in the air in violation of the permission granted. The allegation was that the drone was flown despite there being restrictions and the local police station had not been informed in advance.A complaint was registered under the Maharashtra Police Act.A magistrate summoned the two accused which was challenged before the High Court..The High Court noted that there was no mention about the order under Section 144 in the permission granted to the petitioner. In view of this, the Court proceeded to quash the FIR and the subsequent chargesheet.