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.