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Guwahati: In an effort to apprehend terrorists or anti-social elements who may seek hideouts in the residential areas under Central Police District areas here, Rajveer Singh, deputy commissioner of police, issues an order barring landlords and property owners of the city to refrain from sub-letting accommodation to any person without prior permission from the officer-in-charge of the local police stations.

This is allegedly over some intelligence inputs that terrorists or anti- social elements may seek hideouts in residential areas with the motive to breach the peace, police said on Friday.

The copy of the order

Singh imposed Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure in the area due to a possibility of and disturbance of public tranquility.

“Whereas reports have been received that due to the situation prevailing in the area of Central Police District, Guwahati, it is apprehended that terrorist/ anti-social elements may seek hideouts in the residential area of the said police district and there is every likelihood of breach of peace and disturbance of public tranquility and also there is likelihood of grave danger to human life and safety and injury of public property on that account,” the order stated.

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Under the orders any landlord, owner of a property or house which falls under the jurisdiction of the area of Central Police District, will have to furnish the particulars of the said tenant to the Officer-in-charge of the jurisdiction. Additionally, the particulars of the tenant must be submitted in a written form to the OC as well.

The order has already come into force on October 15 and will remain on force for 60 days unless the order is withdrawn. Additionally as per the notice, any person contravening the order shall be punishable under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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