‘Drone boy’ violates quarantine, second FIR lodged in B’luru
Bengaluru: The city police has registered a second FIR against N. M. Pratap or ‘drone boy’ for violating the Covid quarantine norms, an official said on Monday.
“An FIR has been booked against Pratap for violating quarantine rules,” a police official told IANS.
Pratap, 24, violated home quarantine rules and has been put under institutional quarantine in a four-star hotel.
Just a few days before the end of his quarantine, he violated the norms by meeting his lawyer in the hotel with the whole episode being caught on CCTV.
On July 30, Pratap was seen meeting his lawyer for an hour in his room, prompting police to lodge an FIR.
The first FIR was lodged when he violated home quarantine and the second one when he violated institutional quarantine.
In the second FIR, Pratap was booked under the National Disaster Management Act 51 b, and under IPC 188, 269.
Known as the ‘drone boy’, Pratap is under scrutiny for claiming that he made 600 drones using parts of discarded appliances and winning awards.