Security is going for a toss as tenant verification turns into eyewash in Delhi


Independence Day is proper around the nook, and the national capital is in a state of excessive alert. But at the back of the huge deployment of personnel, scanners, cameras, and barricades lie a tale of utter negligence on a crucial security-associated difficulty: Proper identification of humans residing in a particular area.

The mandatory tenant and servant verification technique – aimed at detecting crook historical past, if any, and preserving a database on humans living under a police station has broken down in Delhi-NCR. Rather, it has ended up a money-making mission for sure cops and assets-sellers.

Mail Today visited approximately 25 police stations in Delhi and Noida to check the verification procedure.

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In most police stations, the verification forms had been located dumped, gathering dust without a movement being taken to finish the process.
“Gone are the one’s days while the owner and tenant or corporation and home help would visit involved police stations for verification. Now property dealers, marketers, or touts come and post the crammed-up form and get a receipt,” said an official at a police station in South Delhi.

Against Rs 1,000 and Rs1,500, the property sellers and touts are home-handing over the verification bureaucracy’s receipts. The receipt contains a worrying police station stamp and is considered the ultimate phrase on someone’s innocence.

Many tenants in Delhi and Noida stated they were given the verification receipt while not visiting the police station and that their landlords are popular it without a word.

“From Malviya Nagar, my own family shifted to Sector forty-six in Noida. The assets dealer took Rs 1, two hundred greater and gave me an acknowledgment slip at your step before I shifted,” said Abhishek Sharma (call modified), a businessman, who claimed to have availed the identical ‘provider’ in Malviya Nagar additionally.

In Noida, rent deeds are a rip-off in itself – all of us can ‘purchase’ a blank lease settlement on a notarised Rs 100 stamp paper.

Posing as a capability patron, Mail Today observed that during Sectors sixteen and 18, notary officials had been selling blank rent agreements for just Rs 200-Rs 300.

“Blank lease agreements can be misused via filling incorrect/faux statistics about the house. Then, with the assist of that hire settlement, any record can be acquired. These procedures are regularly utilized by sleeper cells of terror clothing and with the aid of criminals. This is why in most cases, the recovered or seized files become forged,” stated supply in Delhi Police Crime Branch.

Speaking to Mail Today, LN Rao, former Deputy Commissioner of Delhi Police, claimed that those verifications are simply an eyewash.

“It is carried out only for the mental satisfaction, not for an actual history test. It simply creates an impact that the tenant’s information is with the police. However, the law enforcement officials do not make any attempt to observe up with the concerned police station of different states (to vouch for past addresses of the tenant),” Rao said.

Delhi Police spokesperson Madhur Verma stated, “All verification varieties of the applicant are sent to his/her involved police station (from in which he/she belongs) to check for any crook history or get an individual certificate. In almost all cases, the police of other states fail even to give any revert at the case.”

In Noida, tenant or home help verification bureaucracy is not even to be had at police stations, and one has to tour to the SSP’s office in Surajpur, Greater Noida, to get a form. Often the receipts are given across the desk against a small ‘payment.’

However, a Noida police spokesperson claimed the departments significantly took all verification paperwork and sent them for important historical past assessments.

“Several recognition campaigns have been undertaken. However, landlords have no longer but understood the significance of tenant verification,” stated Chinmoy Biswal, DCP Delhi Police (south-east).