Over 1,600 cases of unverified tenants registered till July
NEW DELHI: Tenant verification is a vital part of Delhi Police work in maintaining safety and security in the Capital. Cops have been continuously scanning houses in their districts to identify anti-social elements, who may seek hideouts in residential areas.
As a result, between January and July this year, Delhi Police have visited over two lakh houses and registered more than 1,600 cases of non-verification of tenants under Section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code.
Delhi Police data, accessed by Millennium Post, shows that highest number of such cases, i.e. 350, were registered in North East Delhi. This was followed by 229 cases registered in Central Delhi. 171 cases were registered from the posh South Delhi for not following police rules and regulations, whereas 148 cases were registered in East Delhi. The newly formed districts of Shahdara and Rohini saw a combined 118 cases registered.
The data further claimed that over 2,35,000 houses were visited and more than 45,000 were found verified. North Delhi police visited the most houses at 43,165, followed by 34,652 houses visited by Central Delhi police. Over 20,000 houses were visited in South Delhi, and a total of 42,000 houses very visited by police in South East and South West Delhi.
Among more than 60,000 forms filled for verification, as many as 19,398 forms were filled from Central Delhi area. Over 13,000 forms were filled from West Delhi. Of all the filled forms, more than 50,000 were sent for verification. Of these, 13,065 forms were sent for verification from West Delhi, followed by 5,870 forms from South Delhi.
According to Delhi Police, tenant verification is essential, as it ensures safety and security of the citizens. It is mandatory for landlords to secure police verification of their tenants before renting out a property.
"We have also come up with several awareness campaigns in different societies regarding the importance of police verification," a police official told Millennium Post.
Recently, during a casino racket bust in south Delhi, police had booked the owner of the farmhouse as he had not verified the identity of the tenants living there.
Last month, a 22-year-old man was arrested after he robbed and killed an elderly couple, for whom he was working, in north west Delhi's Ashok Vihar. The accused had also been employed by the elderly couple with having his identity verified.