GUWAHATI, July 8 - Landlords and owners of houses falling under Guwahati East Police District have been told not to rent out accommodations to any persons without furnishing particulars of the prospective tenants to the officer-in-charge of the police station concerned.
An order to this effect has been issued by Dr Ramandeep Kaur, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) of East Police District, Guwahati.
The order issued under Section 144 of CrPC stated that reports have been received that due to the situation prevailing in areas under East Police District, Guwahati, it is apprehended that anti-social elements may seek hideouts in these areas and there is every likelihood of breach of peace and disturbance of public tranquillity, and also there is grave danger to human lives and public properties on that account.
It is necessary that some checks should be put on landlords/tenants so that anti-social elements in the guise of tenants may not cause any illegal activity and unlawful act, stated the order.
The order further added, �... hereby order that no landlord/owner/person of any house/property which falls under the jurisdiction of East Police District, Guwahati, shall rent out any accommodation to any person unless and until he/she has furnished the particulars of the said tenants to the officer-in-charge of the police station concerned. All persons who intend to take accommodations on rent shall inform in writing to the officer-in-charge concerned under whose jurisdiction the premises fall. The persons dealing in property business shall also inform in writing to the officer-in-charge concerned under whose jurisdiction the premises fall, about the particulars of the said tenants.�
The order has been issued with effect from July 5 and shall remain in force for a period of 60 days. Any person contravening this order shall be liable to be punished in accordance with the provisions of Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code, Kaur added.
This comes days after a similar order was issued for the areas falling under Guwahati West Police District.