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ORDER UNDER SECTION 144 Cr.P.C


Whereas it has been made to appear to Sh. Vinay Pratap Singh, I.A.S., District Magistrate, Chandigarh that  the suggestions/inputs received from the Police authorities that there is an apprehension that anti-social elements may make their temporary hideouts clandestinely in Hotels/Restaurants/Sarais/Guest Houses, etc. in the Union Territory of Chandigarh and there is every possibility that the unlawful activities of these people can cause breach of peace and disturbance of public tranquility besides posing grave danger to human life & safety and damage to public property.



And whereas Sh. Vinay Pratap Singh, I.A.S., District Magistrate, Chandigarh is of the opinion that for the purpose of preventing the type of terrorist acts, breach of peace, disturbance of public tranquility and damage to public property, it is necessary to proceed under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal procedure, 1973 for issuing directions to all the owners/managers/care-takers, etc. of Hotels/Restaurants/Guest Houses/Sarais, etc. in Chandigarh to obtain I.D. proof from the visitors/customers/guests who stay in their Hotel/Restaurant/Guest House/Sarai, etc., in the interest of safety and security of general public in the U.T., Chandigarh.



Now therefore, Sh. Vinay Pratap Singh, I.A.S., District Magistrate, Chandigarh in exercise of the powers vested with him under section 144 Cr.P.C., hereby direct the owners/managers/care-takers, etc. of the Hotels/Restaurants/Guest Houses/Sarais, etc. in Chandigarh to strictly comply with the following:



1. Prohibit the stay in their premises of unknown person whose identity has not been established.



2. Maintain a register for identity of the visitors/customers/guests.



3. Make an entry in the handwriting of the visitor/customer/guest, mentioning his/her name, address, telephone number and identity proof along with his/her signature in the register



4. The identity of the visitor shall be established through Aadhar Card, Identity Card, Voter Card, Ration Card, Driving Licence, Passport and photo Credit Card.



This order shall come into force with effect from zero hour on 12.05.2024 and shall be effective for a period of 60 days up-to and including 10.07.2024.



In view of the emergent nature of the order, it is being issued ex-parte and is addressed to the public in general. Any breach of this order shall invite action under section 188 of the I.P.C


ORDER UNDER SECTION 144 Cr.P.C.



Whereas it has been made to Sh. Vinay Pratap Singh, IA.S., District Magistrate, UT, Chandigarh that there is an apprehension that anti-social elements may make their hideouts clandestinely in the residential/commercial areas of the Union Territory of Chandigarh. If suitable measures to prevent the same are not taken, the unlawful activities of these people can cause breach of peace and disturbance of public tranquility besides posing grave danger to human life and safety and injury to public property.



And whereas, Sh.Vinay Pratap Singh, IA.S., District Magistrate, UT, Chandigarh,is  of the opinion that some check is necessary on landlords/owners/managers of residential/commercial establishments while renting out or sub-letting the premises so that anti-social elements in the guise of ordinary tenants, domestic servants & Paying Guests may not cause harm to the citizens and that immediate action is necessary for prevention of the same.



Now therefore,Sh.Vinay Pratap Singh, IAS, District Magistrate, U.T., Chandigarh in exercise of the powers vested with him under section 144 of the Cr.P.C., do hereby order as an emergency measure that, no landlord/owner/tenant/manager of residential, commercial, etc establishments shall rent out or sub-let any accommodation to any person, unless and until helshe has furnished the particulars of the said tenants or Paying Guests to the local Police Station. Also, no landlord/owner/tenant/manager of residential, commercial, etc. establishments shall employ any servant unless and until he/she has furnished the particulars of the said servant(s) to the local Police Station. All the persons who intend to offer accommodation on rent or employ any servant shall inform in writing the particulars of tenants, Paying Guests & servants to the Station House Officer concemed in whose junsdiction the premises fall. Any breach of this order would invite action under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.



In view of the emergent nature of the order, it is being issued ex-parte and is addressed to the public in general.



This order shall come into force with effect from zero hours on 12.05.2024 and shall be effective for a period of sixty days up-to and including 10.07.2024 and is applicable to those also who already have domestic servants/maids and has not informed the Police yet when the order is in force

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