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Police crack whip on errant land lords

Police have launched a crackdown on landlords who have failed to help in carrying out proper verification of tenants residing in the jurisdiction of south-east Delhi. In July alone, 49 cases were registered against errant owners.

‘Regular awareness campaigns for tenant verification at police station level and centralised campaigns through print and electronic media are being undertaken by the Delhi police. But during door-to-door checking some of the tenants were found residing without police verification. Neither they, nor their property owners bothered to furnish details of tenants to the police,’ a police officer confirmed. Action under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code was taken against the property owner concerned, the officer added.

In order to strengthen security ahead of the forthcoming festive season and Independence Day ‘Special Tenant Verification Drive’ was launched in South-East District on 1 July following apprehension that anti-social elements may seek hideouts in residential areas.

Prohibitory orders under section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code were issued stating, ‘No landlord of any house shall rent out any accommodation to any person unless and until he has furnished the particulars of the said tenant to the police station concerned.’

Even property dealers who arrange accommodation for tenants have been made liable to furnish the particulars of the tenant to police station concerned.  

‘This massive crackdown will definitely act as a deterrent for the other property owner and will boost strict compliance of tenancy regulation verification,’ an officer said.
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