What is to be done when Case under ipc 188 , not done tenent verification?


If you do not verify your tenant, you can be held responsible for this negligence if your tenant is involved in any criminal act. A police verification form is available online for tenant verification. … It verifies a tenant and makes it easy for the landlord to involve the police in case of a dispute.

The law makes it mandatory for landlords to carry out police verification of their tenants. Any failure in this regard may invite a jail term or a monetary penalty. Under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which pertains to disobedience of order duly promulgated by public servant, an offender may be “punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to one month” or with a fine which may “extend to Rs 200”.there is a provision in the Indian Penal Code (IPC) that could lead to the landlord getting booked, for an offence committed by the renter.

Section 188 of the IPC, which deals with disobedience to order duly promulgated by a public servant, says that the guilty party may be punished, if any disobedience of an order made by public authorities is likely to produce harm.

ÒIt is not necessary that the offender should intend to produce harm, or contemplate his disobedience as likely to produce harm. It is sufficient that he knows of the order, which he disobeys and that his disobedience produces, or is likely to produce, harm,Ó says Section 188. It should not affect in any way unless the issue snowballs into court case and punishments etc.

Reference: Indian penal code section 188



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