NASHIK: Superintendent of police Sachin Patil has told landlords who rent out their properties to tourists to ensure that they keep a record of the tenants and show the same when sought by the police.

Police patils across the rural districts have been instructed to keep an eye on landlords renting properties to tourists.

Patil said of late, may tourists are choosing to book houses on rent in the rural areas than booking rooms in hotels. However, this trend can also be used by the anti-social elements.

The aim is to ensure the anti-social elements do not reside in such properties to hide from the police. Hence, we have alerted all the police patils to keep a check on such properties in their respective villages and inform the police if found suspicious, said the SP.

The landlords should ensure they check the authentic identity card of the guests renting their property. Their name, address, cellphone number, etc should be taken by the landlords.

Further, the landlords should set up CCTV cameras on such properties and keep the footages for at least 30 days.

Many people in Igatpuri, Ghoti, Wadivarhe, etc have farms in scenic locations. At the same time, the landlords have also set up tents with all the necessary facilities to attract customers.

The police have decided to take action against landlords who do not keep a record of their guests as these places should not serve as safe space for criminals, said Patil.

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