Chandigarh, 23rd June 2017: Whereas it has been made to appear to Sh. Ajit Balaji Joshi, IAS, District Magistrate, U.T., Chandigarh that there is an apprehension that anti-social elements may make their hideouts clandestinely in the residential areas of the Union Territory of Chandigarh if suitable measures to prevent the same are not taken and 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. Ajit Balaji Joshi, IAS, District Magistrate, U.T., Chandigarh, is of the opinion that some check is necessary on landlords/tenants/owners or managers of commercial establishments so that anti-social elements in the guise of ordinary tenants may not cause harm to the citizens and that immediate action is necessary for prevention of the same.
Now therefore, Sh. Ajit Balaji Joshi, IAS, District Magistrate, U.T., Chandigarh in exercise of the powers vested with him under section 144 Cr.P.C. do hereby order as on emergency measure that no landlord and owner or manager of commercial establishment shall rent out any accommodation to any person, unless and until he has furnished the particulars of the said tenants to the Station House Officer concerned. All the persons who intend to offer accommodation on rent shall inform in writing the particulars of tenants 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.
This order shall come into force with effect from zero hours on 29.06.2017 and shall be effective for a period of sixty days up to and including 27.08.2017.