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Covid-19: Karnataka Govt to take action against landlords harrassing tenants

Prime News, State, (Bengaluru), March 26:-As reports of landlords and neighbours harrassing those tenants involved in providing essential services during the coronavirus lockdown in India rise up, the Karnataka government has issued a notice that penal action will be initiated against those PGs and landlords for obstructing /harrassing them, or unnecessarily asking them to vacate.

The government order reads that “Whereas a lot of complaints have been received from doctors/paramedical staff/healthcare personnel within the jurisdiction of Karnataka that their landlords/house-owners are forcing them to vacate their rented residences”.

The order further reads that such behaviour amounts to obstructing public servant in discharging their duties.

Recently, Karnataka government issued the Karnataka Epidemic Diseases (Covid-19) Regulation, 2020 under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 and Hyderabad Infectious Diseases Act, 1950 for prevention and containment of Covid-19. Under this powers all the Deputy Commissioners of the District/Commissioner, BBMP /Joint Commissioners of BBMP / Commissioners of Municipal Corporations/ District Commissioners of Police are direct to take strict penal action against such landlords/ house owners under the relevant provisions of law and submit an Action Taken Report on a daily basis to the office of Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department of Karnataka.

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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