Press Reporter News Service
Chandigarh, July 20
A big part of Kajehri village was cordoned off right here immediately for securing an occasion attended by Mayor Ravikant Sharma. Whereas the street dividing Sector 52 and 53 was completely barricaded, the primary parking zone of the village was out of bounds for most people. The one metalled method street within the village was off-limits too.
Locals claimed that 50 per cent of the outlets have been shut down by the police. These roads and outlets remained shut from 10 am to 4:45 pm.
Whereas store house owners misplaced enterprise, common commuters have been harrowed too. One of many meat store house owners, Mohmmad Jameel, stated: “I’ve misplaced about Rs3,000 price of earnings. Sale was down. Abruptly, with none prior intimation, our outlets have been shut down. This shouldn’t be carried out in future.”
Kamal Singh, one other shopkeeper, stated: “My dhaba has been shut since 10 am. Greater than half the outlets right here have been shut. Now, we are able to’t argue with the police in the event that they ask us to close the outlets. I’ve misplaced Rs500 dehadi (each day wage).”
Komal Singh, a resident of the village, stated: “They’re making an attempt to make this metropolis like Kashmir. About 500 cops have been deployed immediately. There was a curfew-like scenario.”
When contacted, Ravikant Sharma stated: “I wasn’t conscious of the police preparations, however I’m positive it was carried out due to what occurred on Saturday within the motor market. Folks could have threatened to protest.”
10 individuals rounded up, let off
Joga Singh of the Pendu Sangharsh Committee stated, “Round 10 individuals from totally different factors of the village, who wished to stage a symbolic protest, have been rounded up and later let off.” He stated: “None of us have been allowed to even go close to the barricades.” The SHO of the Sector 36 police station stated: “Solely four-five individuals, who had misplaced their means, have been rounded up after which let off.”