Multi-storey residential buildings and hostels, especially where youngsters are living in Bhopal’s commercial hub of MP Nagar, are under police scanner ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the city on Friday.
Modi will unveil the Shaurya Smarak (war memorial) in Bhopal and address ex-servicemen at the Lal Parade Ground. He will also visit a Jain temple in the city to meet community seer Acharya Vidyasagar, said home minister Bhoopendra Singh who inspected the ground on Wednesday.
To tighten security, MP Nagar police teams have fanned out to 50-odd private hostels — both for boys and girls — in Zone I and Zone II of MP Nagar and adjoining localities renting out flats to outstation students and working professionals.
They are enquiring about individuals who have either started living in these hostels for the last two months or have suddenly left the hostel.
“We are collecting detailed data of each and everyone staying in these hostels, especially those from outside the state. The collected details of each and every individual are being cross-checked by city police from their counterparts in the native district,” said a policeman.
He said many hostels had given the police lists containing just names of those living there, but other details about these hostel inmates were missing.
These hostels have been directed to provide all possible details about their inmates soon, failing which action would be taken against them for hiding crucial information.
The home minister held a short meeting with senior police officials, including director general of police Rishi Kumar Shukla, ADG (Intelligence) Rajiv Tandon, inspector general (law and order) Makarand Deuskar and Bhopal IG Yogesh Chaudhary.