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SP directives for East Khasi Hills hotels

From Staff Correspondent
Shillong, Oct 12: In a bid to curb crime, East Khasi Hills district Superintendent of Police (SP) has issued a slew of directives to all hotels, guest houses and resorts operating in the district
Owners have been asked to maintain records of all their employees, along with their photographs, and share them with the police. They have also been asked to collect details of all their customers and share them with the local police station daily.
Further, hotels, guest houses and resorts have been instructed to ensure that the CCTV cameras are fully functional. The owners have also been asked to compile an entire month’s CCTV footage and make a CD out of it for submission to the local police station.
The order stated: “Photos of all visitors need to be taken at the time of check in and send on daily basis to the Police Station, identity proof of all staffs with their name should be worn while on duty, sufficient well trained Private Securities Personnel should be engaged by the management from the registered Private Securities Agencies, no one is allotted rooms without any identity proof, no drink should be served inside the Hotels unless Bar license has been obtained issued by the competent authority, cleanliness and hygiene should be maintained, segregation of areas for smoking and non-smoking.”
The SP also ordered that no juveniles as defined in the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act should be given accommodation unless the same is verified by the concerned police Station.
The hotels, guest houses and resorts have been further directed to ensure that no illegal activities as defined in POCSO/Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act and other Acts prevalent are carried out in their premises, and that no occupant shall be allowed to use the hotels for residential purpose and reside for a long period of time.
The order has been issued under Section 101 of the Meghalaya Police Act, 2010 and shall be applicable with immediate effect.
The SP warned that anyone found violating the directives would be arrested and, on conviction by a court of law, shall be liable to a fine of Rs 5000 as per Section 102 of the Meghalaya Police Act, 2010.