This Article is From May 16, 2020

9 Cases Against Delhi Landlords For Pressuring Students For Rent Amid Lockdown

All the nine FIRs were registered at northwest Delhi's Mukherjee Nagar police station, the police said.

9 Cases Against Delhi Landlords For Pressuring Students For Rent Amid Lockdown

Students complained they don't have money and landlords were forcing them to pay rent (File)

New Delhi:

The Delhi Police has registered nine cases against landlords for allegedly forcing students to pay rent during the coronavirus-triggered lockdown, officials said on Saturday.

All the nine FIRs were registered at northwest Delhi's Mukherjee Nagar police station, they said.

The cases were filed under disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant in the last couple of days after the students complained that they don't have money and their landlords were forcing them to pay rent, a senior police officer said.

Mukherjee Nagar is known as a coaching hub for students preparing for civil services and other competitive exams. Many of these students come from other state and stay in PGs and other rented accommodations.