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Landlords held for not reporting tenants

india Updated: Jan 17, 2007 03:04 IST
Sobhana K
Sobhana K
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Inform your police station about your new tenant first thing after letting out your house. Failing to do so might land you in jail for up to six months.

In the past 24 hours, 43 house owners have been arrested, adding to the 102 arrested in the first fortnight of January.

They have been booked under Section 188 of the IPC, the provision for not obeying orders of a public servant.

Delhi Police spokesman Deepender Pathak said, "In Delhi, it is a non-bailable offence and you could be sent to jail for anything between one and six months."

With Republic Day approaching, the police have intensified their tenant-verification drive. House owners who had failed to report new tenants were arrested during surprise checks carried out by police teams.

Special Cell DCP Alok Kumar said, "Terrorists who enter Delhi usually stay as tenants in unauthorised colonies and use these houses as hideouts. Keeping this in mind, house owners should pass on information about their tenants."

As part of another security exercise ahead of Republic Day, 62 cybercafé owners have been arrested in the past 15 days for not registering names and addresses of users, as required.

Email Sobhana K: sobhana .k@hindustantimes.com

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