Landlords asked to submit tenants’ details to police

Islamabad - Islamabad police have asked the landlords, including owners of houses, hotels, motels and guesthouses, to provide complete details of their tenants to the relevant police station before putting properties on rent as the local police booked at least eight persons for not submitting the particulars of the tenants to the concerned police stations.
According to a spokesman of Islamabad police, on Saturday, an operation was conducted in Khanna, Koral, Iqbal Town, Shehzad Town, Hummak and in the surrounding areas against property owners and tenants who did not comply the directions from the police high-ups. During this search operation, particulars of the tenants were collected and cases were filed against 26 property owners who did not provide details about their tenants before renting out their properties, under section 144.
The spokesman said that Islamabad police have adopted a very simple procedure for the property owners and tenants. Two registers have been placed at the police stations. In one register, particulars of property owners and in the other, particulars of tenants are being recorded. Both the property owners and tenants will be provided a registration number after receiving their particulars.
SSP Islamabad Asmatullah Junejo said the step was taken to tackle with the present critical situation and to ensure safety of the citizens. He appealed to the citizens to provide complete details to the police stations about their tenants before putting their properties on rent.  
He said legal action will be taken against those property owners who will not provide such particulars to the concerned police station. The SSP said search operation will be undertaken in other areas of Islamabad as well. “Name of a citizen who will provide any information regarding the criminal elements or activity, will be kept secret and will be provided complete protection,” he added.

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