Submitted by Editor on Tue, 2016-03-15 19:48 Bengaluru, March 15: The Bengaluru city police has launched a drive to collect information about foreign nationals residing in the city. Police Commissioner NS Megharikh issued an order on March 10, directing owners of residential houses, persons managing paying guest (PG) accommodations, service apartments, hostels belonging to educational and other such institutions and hotels, to furnish particulars of foreign nationals. The reason? To ensure security and to maintain law and order. “Furnish particulars of foreign nationals residing on long term visa and issued with Residential Permits to the jurisdictional police station within 15 days of renting out or commencement of stay,” the order reads. As per the order, owners or managers shall not allow any foreign nationals other than the ones whose particulars are intimated to reside in such premises. They shall also intimate particulars of any new residents and departure of the existing residents to the jurisdictional police station within 15 days. The educational institutions and employers of such foreign nationals shall ensure that visa conditions are not violated and that foreign nationals with long term visa are registered with Foreigners Regional Registration Officer (FRRO) before enrolling or employing them. Police said that there are about 24,000 foreign nationals are presently registered with the Foreigners FRRO, Bengaluru, and are residing in the city. The order has been issued in the wake of the recent incident involving a Tanzanian female student who was attacked by locals in North Bengaluru recently.