NRIs evicted from own house in Birmingham
Two Indian-origin brothers in Britain have been banned from entering their own home for three months after neighbours complained their home was being...
London: Two Indian-origin brothers in Britain have been banned from entering their own home for three months after neighbours complained their home was being used as a drug den, media reported.
Balbir Ginda Ram, 46, and Surjit Ginda Ram, 44, from the city of Birmingham, have been evicted from their 93,000 pounds (about $145,000) privately-owned terraced property after a string of complaints from residents, the Daily Mail reported Thursday.
The neighbours claimed the brothers' home was attracting addicts to the area.
Neighbours complained that the brothers have been causing problems on the street for several years and the situation had become "significantly worse" in the last 12 months.
Police confirmed the pair have been fined on several occasions for being drunk and disorderly.
One of the brothers was also convicted of allowing the property to be used for heroin misuse in 2013, police said.
Police and the local council compiled a dossier of evidence against the brothers which was presented to Birmingham Magistrates Court Nov 14, the report said.
The brothers were prosecuted under the new Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act, 2014, which came into force in October.
The magistrates have banned them from entering their home for three months.
The run-down property was sealed and a blue sign was strung on the front of the house which stated: "Evicted. Anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated in Birmingham."
Now, anyone who attempts to enter the terraced house in the next three months will automatically be guilty of an offence.
Under the new rule, if police or council are satisfied that a particular property is causing nuisance to neighbours, a notice can be served which limits access to the property for a specified period of time, the report said.
The brothers are currently being housed in temporary council accommodation.