Goa : As many as 50 persons foreigners and migrants were subjected to checks in Arambol in a surprise combing operation by the Pernem police held on Tuesday. It was carried out to verify whether these foreigners and migrants were conducting any business illegally in this belt.Property owners in Pernem’s coastal belt are renting out their premises without adhering to the mandatory norm of registering their tenants by submitting the C-Form at the FRRO, police sources said. This often turns out to be a major hurdle in crime detectyion.Many foreigners, who want to carry out criminal activities, are found taking advantage of this laxity by property owners in the Pernem beach belt.In recent months, many raids have revealed cultivation of narcotic substances, like cannabis by foreigners in the premises rented by them in this area.
Sources informed that many locals deliberately do not fill this form as many foreigners set it as a precondition to keep themselves out of police scrutiny. With an eye on the income they can receive from letting out their rooms, the property owners agree to such terms.In many past cases where the foreigners are arrested in criminal cases, especially drug-related cases, the form C was found to have been not filled. If the foreigner is absconding or missing or wanted in crime it is very difficult to trace him without the details of his or her last stay,” police sources said.
The News24 Goa