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Hotels, cyber cafes booked for flouting security measures

Few necessary security related documents were also found missing during inspections

New Delhi: The Delhi Police have registered more than 100 cases against hotels, guest houses and cyber cafes in the city over security related negligence.

Police said that they found that records of the visitors were not maintained properly by the hotels, guest houses and cyber cafes. Few necessary security related documents were also found missing during inspections.

"Hotels and guest houses were told to maintain a proper log of the guests. Cybercafe owners were told to install CCTV cameras and keep a record of the user identification document," police said.

Adding further, official stated that owners were told to provide information on foreign nationals staying in city guesthouses and hotels.

The official further said, "If there is some untoward incident, the database will help them in the investigation."

Sources said that the recent Delhi Police data revealed that as many as 85 cases were registered in eight districts against the hotels and guest houses under section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of Indian Penal Code.

Nearly 48 cases were registered against cyber cafes in seven districts.

The data revealed that more than 20 cases were registered against hotels and guest houses in north-west district whereas over 15 cases were registered by the central district.

The south-west district, after finding negligence, registered 19 cases. As many as 13 cases were registered against cyber cafes in the west district. In the south-west district, over 10 cases were lodged against cyber cafes for violating norms.

Police sources told Millennium Post that the top cop during a recent meeting with senior officers reviewed the security arrangements in the city. During the meeting, points like mock drills, security audit, patrolling, checking with the help of guard and police mitra were discussed.

The Delhi Police officials said that they are taking several steps to maintain law and order in the city and ensure peaceful Independence Day celebrations.

Sources said that more than 2,000 times security audit of markets, malls in the city were conducted.

The Delhi Police Headquarters had already told senior officers to maintain a vigil on the suspicious movements in the city.

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