Mumbai - The usage of unmanned drone for the first time in India by a city-based pizza shop for delivery here has come under scanner of Mumbai Police, which will seek an explanation from the outlet as to why it did not inform them before carrying out the experiment.

Police will also ask Air Traffic Controller whether Francesco’s Pizzeria outlet had a correspondence with them. When contacted, an ATC official said he did not know whether the outlet had sought permission from them.

The official, however, categorically stated, ‘As per norms, permission must be taken for flying any such object.’ ‘We are very sensitive towards anything that flies in the sky with the help of remote control. We will certainly ask the outlet’s administration as to why it did not inform us before carrying out this experiment. We also seek full details pertaining to the drone test,’ Madhukar Pandey, Additional Police Commissioner (Central Region) in whose jurisdiction the drone was flown, told PTI.

‘We will also ask the ATC if it was consulted by the outlet. After studying all the aspects, we will decide the future course of action,’ Pandey said. According to sources, terror threat has been lingering over the city and inputs available with police suggest that terror organisations might strike using paragliding and unmanned drones.