NEW DELHI: Thousands of house owners across the capital have been booked for failing to get their tenants verified or submit their details to police. A crackdown has been launched by Delhi Police on people who haven’t verified their tenants and domestic workers, guesthouses and even cyber cafes in the run up to the Independence Day celebrations.
The maximum number of violations were reported from Dwarka, followed by Southeast and West districts. In all, 26 cyber cafe owners were booked for operating without valid clearances. Data provided by Delhi Police showed that 3,440 cases were registered against house owners for not getting their tenants verified.

DCP (Southeast) RP Meena said, “The process of tenant verification is even available online. We organised tenant verification camps at various places and even posted about them on social media to create awareness.”
“After this, a door-to-door drive was carried out during which violators were booked under IPC Section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by a public servant). Similarly, cyber cafe owners found running without proper documentation were also booked,” added Meena.
After the lockdown restrictions were eased, many people had employed new domestic workers as their previous ones had left for their hometown or were unable to return to work.
While verification drives are carried out regularly by Delhi Police, stringent monitoring is done during festivals and in the run up to Independence Day owing to security concerns. A total of 266 cases were registered against employers who did not verify their domestic workers.
“Keeping in mind security issues and the release of criminals from jails due to the pandemic, drives are being carried out to check for anti-social elements. An eye is alsobeing kept on people who have recently taken houses on rent or checked into guesthouses,” said a senior police officer.
New Delhi district, which also comprises Lutyens’ Delhi, was the only area where no violations of verification of tenants and domestic workers was registered.

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