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Residents, beware! Cops to come calling

Thursday, 29 November 2012 - 4:30pm IST | Place: Ahmedabad | Agency: DNA
Satellite police kicked off the drive for door-to-door verification of domestic help.

Are you among the majority who have not yet got their domestic help registered with police? If yes, watch out. You may be booked under section 188 of Indian Penal Code for not adhering to the police commissioner’s notification.

Satellite police kicked off the drive for door-to-door verification of domestic help. In course of the day, five people were served notice for hiring domestic help without police verification. A resident of Palak apartment in Satellite area has been booked under IPC section 188.

The drive comes two days after the murder of Madhu Agarwal in Anandnagar area on Monday. It is believed that the crime was committed by their housemaid. The drive was ordered by Niraj Badgujar, deputy commissioner of police (DCP) - zone 1 in an attempt to create awareness of the need to have proper details of outsiders working inside one’s home.

Officials of Satellite police, including BN Chavda, went to meet residents of Sumeru Bungalow on Ramdevnagar road on Wednesday. According to Chavda, most of the residents agreed to go for verification of their domestic help after counseling.

“The recent murder by a domestic help at Dhananjay bungalow has shaken the denizens out of their callousness. They understand that police verification is needed to ensure their safety,” said Chavda, who also talked to domestic help and their employers during his visit. He even convinced 38 bungalow owners to go through the process of verification.

“They have collected forms from our police station. To give a tough message to others, we booked a few employers for not adhering to the police commissioner’s notification about compulsory verification,” said Chavda.

According to a rough estimate, there are more than 50 residential societies in Satellite area, employing more than 300 people for domestic chores. In coming days, cops will visit other societies and hold meetings with their chairmen.


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