Verify Antecedents Before Renting Your House
The city police held a meeting with house brokers in Adyar, urging them to verify the antecedents of North Indians before providing houses for rent.
The move comes in the wake of the bank robbery at Perungudi. More than 40 brokers from Adyar participated in the meeting at which senior police officers instructed them to adhere to set of guidelines issued by them. “We have asked them to verify the address proof provided by the North Indians, the place where they were employed, the purpose of their visit to city and the timeframe of their stay in city,” a senior police officer said. “Before providing them a house for rent, documents with photographs of the persons attached should be submitted at the nearest police station,” he said.
Sources said that the police has also sought the details of Hindi-speaking men whom had taken up residence in the locality recently.
A list of IT employees, daily wage labourers, and laundrymen is also being compiled to keep a watch on their activities. Similar meetings will also be held in Guindy, Saidapet, Neelankarai and Thoraipakkam.
Chennai City Police probing the major heist at the Perungudi branch of Bank of Baroda in suburban Thoraipakkam on January 23, had on Thursday released the portraits of three of four people suspected to be involved in the robbery in which Rs 19.25 lakh was taken after holding the bank manager, cashier, other staff and customers at gunpoint.