Srinagar- In a bid to discourage landlords from renting out their properties to unknown criminals, Police on Wednesday appealed to property owners not to rent out their properties and houses without obtaining details of the tenants.
It is Pertinent to mention, three criminals including a juvenile from Rafiabad Sopore sexually assaulted a minor girl at a rented house after kidnapping her in Malabagh area of Srinagar outskirts.
The Police advisory comes a day after the incident sent shockwaves across the Kashmir valley.
“In view of yesterday’s kidnapping and sexual assault case, all are requested again to get tenant verification done. Here 3 criminal-minded persons from Rafiabad, Sopore were staying on rent in Malbagh area and the landlord didn’t do any tenant verification. He will also face legal action,” police tweeted.
Earlier also, after the murder of an 85-year old woman by a non-local domestic help in Behrar Lal Bazar some months back, police had requested landlords to get the tenants’ verification done.
A senior police officer said that in order to curb the criminals, it is the responsibility of the landlords to furnish all the details about the occupants.
“People often ignore the importance of tenant verification which could prove dangerous for the property owners and the general public,” he said.
“Police verification of tenants not only helps in tracking the absconding culprit but also enhances the security of the premises and is helpful in curbing heinous crimes”.
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