ORDER UNDER SECTION 144 Cr.P.C
Whereas it has been made to appear to me 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, I, Mandip Singh Brar, I.A.S., District Magistrate, U.T., Chandigarh, am of the opinion that some check is necessary on landlords/owners/managers of residential/commercial establishments 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, I, Mandip Singh Brar, I.A.S., District Magistrate, U.T., Chandigarh in exercise of the powers vested with me 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 he/she 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 concerned in whose jurisdiction 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 15.07.2020 and shall be effective for a period of sixty days up-to and including 12.09.2020.