Foreigners in PG house: Gurgaon manager held

Gurgaon, Aug 4 (IANS) A paying guest (PG) accommodation warden from Jammu and Kashmir was arrested here for not informing the city police about the foreigners he had accommodated, a senior officer said on Thursday.

The arrested man was identified as Nadeem, hailing from Baramulla, who ran on contract basis a PG accommodation unit in Sector 57 of this millennium city, said police officer Babu Lal.

Gurgaon police has launched a special search operation in hotels and PG rentals in view of upcoming Independence Day on August 15, and the accommodation run by Nadeem was found to have 16 foreign nationals — 14 Iraqis and two Afghans, all in India on medical visas and staying in the PG complex from last month.

“Nadeem has to inform FRO (Foreigners’ Registration Office) branch of Gurgaon police about the stay of foreigners within 24 hours of their arrival but he did not follow the mandatory rule,” Babu Lal told IANS.

Nadeem, who had taken the PG complex on one-year lease on January 11, has been arrested under Section 14 of the Foreigners Act, 1992, after a case was registered at Sector 55-56 police station.

He was on Thursday presented before the court of Judicial Magistrate (1st class) Devender Singh, who remanded him in 14 days’ judicial custody.

The police on Tuesday also booked two paying gust house managers under the same law after its search exercise.



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