Cyberabad cops introduce tenant forms to keep tab on `terror`

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 16:07

Hyderabad: Replicating Delhi and Mumbai models, the Cyberabad Police here has decided to introduce a `Tenant Watch Form` for house-owners as part of efforts to keep a tab on anti-social elements and thwart possible terror designs.

The initiative makes it mandatory for house-owners in all the 41 police stations, including key IT hubs, under the Cyberabad Commissionerate limits to fill in particulars of tenants/inhabitants and inform about it to the police stations concerned.

"The move will ensure that anti-social elements don`t turn the localities into shelter zones," senior police officials said, noting that some of the accused involved in Dilsukhnagar twin blasts here on February 21 last year had rented a house on city outskirts and manufactured IEDs there to carry out the explosions.

"We are also keeping a watch on the areas on city outskirts.... If you take the Dilsukhnagar blasts case, the accused stayed in a house on the outskirts of the city. So we are now trying to keep a watch on these things," Cyberabad Police Commissioner C V Anand said.

"We are planning to introduce a ?Tenant Watch Form? on the lines of Mumbai and Delhi which is presently not there in Hyderabad," he said, adding police have already prepared such forms.

"And now we are going to make it compulsory for house owners to declare the details about the tenants in the police stations concerned. Otherwise they will be held responsible for anything happening (consequences)," he explained.
He further said that Cyberabad Police is keeping a strict vigil on busy public places and malls and beefed up safety measures.

"We are alert to the terror activities. In fact, we have revived the Counter Intelligence Cell in Cyberabad Police Commissionerate, which goes into all communal cases and also watch into all religious places of all communities where some suspicious activities are taking place," Anand said.

He said counter Intelligence is also monitoring activities of some suspects (who are on the watch list) belonging to terror groups including those belonging to Pakistan.

First Published: Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 16:07
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