'Tell us about your tenants'

Furnishing their details to local police to be made mandatory

An Act in this regard will be passed shortly and it will be mandatory to furnish the details, said the City Police Commissioner Jyothi Prakash Mirji here on Wednesday.

Explaining further on the Act which is taking shape, Mirji said: “The Government of India has already set certain norms for the owners to rent out their premises to foreign nationals. We will go a step further and make it compulsory for all, irrespective of their nationality.”

Stipulated time

He said it is the bounden duty of the owners to know their tenants whereabouts.
“We are not forcing them to get the police nod before renting it out. They are free to choose their tenant and rent out their premises, but within a stipulated time, they have to update the information about tenants to the locality police.”

The Commissioner said: “We will be coming out with a format and the owners are requested to fill in the details, submit it, and take necessary acknowledgements. It’s a daunting task to segregate and certify who is who in this kind of influx into the Garden City. And in this scenario, it is every    one’s duty to work towards creating a safer city and more so to help us serve the public better.”

A majority of the problems crop up due to negligence. Owners are taken for a ride by middlemen. For commission sake, they (brokers) jack up rents and introduce outsiders and manage to convince the owners. This trend should stop. Once a system is in place the crime graph can be kept under control to a large extent, feels Mirji.

Property parade

Attending a property parade event at Malleswaram Grounds, organised by Bangalore North division police who have recovered stolen property worth Rs 2.05 crore, Mirji cautioned Bangaloreans to be careful while hiring security guards, drivers and domestic help.

Prior verification

He requested the citizens to get prior police verification done of the persons to be employed. Complacency could be risky, Mirji cautioned. Mirji cautioned car owners to be careful and think before carrying expensive stuff and be cautious while leaving the cash and jewels in the cars at parking lots.

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