Police cane charge traders after dispute

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 31 Jul 2017 11:48:14


Staff Reporter,

Police resorted to cane charge in order to disperse agitated mob gathered after a dispute broke out between police and local traders over closing of shops here at ward no 17 of Qazi Camp area under Hanumanganj police station area late in the night on Saturday.

The incident took place at around 11.30 pm and turned violent after locals pelted stones at FRV Dial 100 and police vehicle, which reached to close shops, which were open after the scheduled time of opening.

At the time of the incident, Sub-Inspector J P Tripathi posted at Hanumanganj police station reached the spot and instructed the shopkeepers to close the shop, but instead of closing the shop, shopkeepers got engaged in brawl and soon it turn ugly after FRV was stone pelted, forcing the police on back foot. Police officials were informed and force was sent immediately to the spot to handle the situation. Mild use of force was made to disperse the mob of locals and traders protesting police action.

SHO of Hanumanganj police station, Jitendra Pathak said that people outside Aqsa tea stall created ruckus and statement of tea stall owner is yet to be taken.

The rear glass of the two FRV Dial 100 of Teelajamalpura and Hanumanganj police stations bearing registration number MP-04-TA-6550 and MP-04-TA-6733 were broken due to which miscreants could not be identified and would be investigated. The police have registered a case under Section 427 and 326 of the IPC against unidentified miscreants.

The locals were annoyed after no action was taken against SI G P Tripathi, who had gone for instructing shopkeepers to close the shops and manhandled with them. The Qazi Camp area, which is highly commercial area of State capital, witnesses gathering of anti-social elements as the shops remain open till late in the night and which leads to criminal activities. Several cases have been recorded in the past in the area and the reason is opening of shops till late in the night.

In the morning on Sunday, shops of the area remained closed and police force remained deployed to avert any untoward action. Even after assurance of ASP (Zone-3) Rajesh Singh Bhadauriya for carrying out investigation in the matter and stern action against police personnel found guilty, the shopkeepers didn’t open their shops till afternoon.