Police intensify tenant verification, 1 held
The Delhi Police arrested a person at Naraina Village last week for failing to submit tenant verification forms despite repeated warnings, reports Vijaita Singh.delhi Updated: Dec 30, 2008 00:31 IST
The Delhi Police arrested a person at Naraina Village last week for failing to submit tenant verification forms despite repeated warnings.
In wake of recent terror attacks, the Delhi Police have stepped up action against errant landlords who do not comply with the police in tenant verification.
The southwest district police arrested 45-year-old Virender Singh from Naraina Village for failing to submit forms of his three tenants.
Shalini Singh, DCP (southwest), said a case was registered under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) at the Naraina police
Virender Singh had given his house on rent to three families, but had not verified any of them, police said.
Members of Indian Mujahideen (IM), who were arrested by the south district police after the September 13 serial blasts in Delhi, had taken a flat on rent in Batla House area of Jamia Nagar on forged papers.
“During the investigations it was found that the terrorists had been living in the flat at Batla House months before the blasts took place,” said a senior police officer.
This year, the police said, 68,000 tenants have been verified across the capital.
“Before taking any legal action, we do issue a warning to the landlord. If he fails to comply with the orders then we register a case,” said the officer.
If proved guilty, an accused can face imprisonment of six months or a fine up to Rs 1,000 or both.
“There have been specific inputs that sleeping agents of terrorist organizations are active in Delhi. They move to the city and lead a normal life. Their job is to help terrorists who plan to strike in the city. It is very difficult to nail such agents. However if we stress on verifying tenants it will prove to be a great deterrent,” said the officer.