Gurgaon house owner held for illegal tenancy to Kenyan

Gurgaon, Jan 8 (IANS) An owner of a paying guest house was arrested on Friday for providing room to a Kenyan citizen without informing police, a senior officer said.

Sudhir Kumar, owner of a Chahal Guest House, was arrested by a team of police from Gurgaon.

Kumar, runs a paying guest accommodation service at his house No. 88 in Rajiv Nagar area under Civil Lines police station here.

A police official said a random checking was carried out on the guest house, paying guest houses and hotels. A Kenya citizen was found in the Chahal Guest House but its owner did not inform the Foreigners’ Registration Office (FRO) branch of police.

The guest was living there for over a week.

Kumar has been arrested under Section 14A-31-46 of the Foreigners Act.

A senior police officer said search operations were launched following the Pathankot terror attack by Pakistani terrorists and in the wake of upcoming Republic Day celebrations.

The officer said recently owners of four guest houses have been booked for keeping foreign nationals without informing the FRO.

The Kenya citizen was in Gurgaon for personal reasons.

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