Police hold meeting with owners of hotels, guest houses over rise of sex workers

Shillong, March 25: A meeting between police and management/owners of all hotels/guest house/lodges was held in the City in view of the increase of sex workers in the City, where hotels/guest houses and lodges are being illegally used.

As part of ‘Safe Secure Shillong’ police highlighted points in the meeting where management /owners of hotels/guest houses and lodges should follow such as installation of CCTV cameras with proper resolution, strict maintenance of records of customers and insistence in identity cards, daily furnishing of records of customers to nearest Police Stations/ Beat House/ Out Post, submission of bio-data of employees to nearest Police Stations/ Beat House/ Out Post, proactive monitoring by management to ensure that no prostitutions take place inside the hotels.

The meeting also discussed the legal consequence.

East Khasi Hills Superintendent of Police (SP), Davis N.R. Marak, emphasized on the significant role of hotels to make the city earn a good name and thanked the hoteliers for their responsiveness to partner with the police for a safer and secure Shillong.

The meeting held on Friday, was chaired by Superintendent of Police (City) Vivek Syiem.

A discourse on ‘Safeguards to be put in place by hotels’ was delivered by inspector, M.N. Khan, officer In-charge, Laitumkhrah P.S. and the topic on ‘Regulation of Hotels, Legal Requirements and Consequences’ was discussed by K. Prasad, Dy. Superintendent of Police, East Khasi Hills, Shillong.

From the side of the hotels, Paramvir Singh spoke on the need to co-operate with the law enforcing agencies to ensure no illegal activities take place in Hotels, and assured to put in place all measures to prevent crimes.

About 112 representatives of various hotels and guest houses participated in the meeting.

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