The local police claimed that the hotel owner Vansha was served notice to explain, as to why he did not verify Aamir Khan properly before letting him to stay there. The police had instructed all the hoteliers that in view of the terror threat, they must verify their guests properly. The hoteliers are also bound to intimate the local police about any suspect, staying in their hotel but none of the procedures were followed.
Aamir along with 10 others had stayed in the Hotel Saraswati from December 10 to 13 during his promotional campaign in the holy town of Varanasi which is 10 kms away. They had booked seven rooms for which no verification was made. Varanasi being a religiously sensitive town has been on the terror radar and Home Ministry had sounded alerts of a possible Taliban trained terrorists planning to strike Varanasi.