Over 40 landlords booked for not verifying tenants
New Delhi: The Capital has seen several criminal incidents wherein tenants or domestic help were found to be the main accused in robbing and/or murdering their landlords.
Delhi Police has repeatedly stressed on verification of tenants and domestic help. However, many landlords refrain from this practice.
During a drive conducted by South East Delhi Police, action was taken against more than 40 landlords, under Section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code, for not verifying their tenants and domestic helps.
"Republic Day is coming and verification is a must, which will ensure that no anti-social elements live freely in society," said a police official.
Most of these cases were registered in the posh Lajpat Nagar area, where landlords were observed taking safety and security for granted.
Cops also found more than 30 guest houses and a hotel that were running illegally in the city. Guest houses and hotels often serve as places of hideout for terrorists, and the city police met with owners of guest houses to ensure safety and security during Republic Day.
Till January 15, South East Delhi Police have taken action against a hotel and 35 guest houses under sections 28 and 112 of the Delhi Police Act.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (South East) Chinmoy Biswal said they have heightened security in the district and deployed adequate security in areas with high footfall.
"For Republic Day celebrations, we will secure the city. Citizens should get their tenants or domestic helps verified as soon as possible," said the DCP.
Cops have also told people involved in parking duties to not allow vehicles to be parked for more than 12 hours.
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