Mumbaiites, register your tenant with the police or spend six months in jail
Mumbai city news: Police said they were acting on confidential reports stating that anti-social elements may be hiding in the citymumbai Updated: Jun 12, 2017 23:16 IST
Fearing that terrorists may seek refuge in Mumbai, police have issued a circular ordering all landlords and homeowners to submit the details of their tenants to the cops. If you do not comply, you may be arrested and jailed.
Police said they were acting on confidential reports stating that anti-social elements may be hiding in the city. Mumbai police spokesperson Rashmi Karandikar, acting in her capacity as the deputy commissioner of police (operations), issued the order under section 144 of the Criminal Procedural Code 1973, read with the commissioner of Mumbai police brihanmumbai’s order and the Maharashtra Police Act.
Tenants, homeowners and landlords must submit a written report to the senior inspector of their local police station. If the tenant is a foreigner, the homeowner must give the police his name, nationality and passport details, such as the place and date of issue, validity, and visa details, including his reason for residing in Mumbai.
Those who do not comply will be arrested under section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code and may have to pay a fine of Rs1,000.