Indore: Furious over attack on Indore Cloth Market Association president Hansraj Jain, over 100 traders of 70 different trade organisations demanded immediate arrest of accused on Wednesday. Led by office bearers of Ahilya Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the traders handed over a memorandum addressed to DIG on Wednesday. Chamber president Ramesh Kandelwal and general secretary Sushil Sureka said that business community is anguished and hurt over the incident.
They said attack on Jain and other cloth traders is a serious matter as the accused are associated with a political party. They demanded police protection for traders. Hansraj Jain, president of the Cloth Markets Merchants Association, who was attacked by labourers on Tuesday, said accused have unleashed terror in Cloth Market area while anti-social elements roam around freely in the area.
Narendra Bafna, president of Plywood and Laminates Traders association, also condemned the incident and demanded immediate arrest of the accused. Girdhar Gopal Nagar, chairman Cloth Market Educational Trust, said it is for the first time that an office bearer has been attacked in 100-year history of the market’s existence. Vinay Bakliwal, president of Dawa Bazar Vyapari and Chemist Association of Indore, said that the incident shows failure of law and order system.
Accused still on run
Police failed to arrest the accused who had thrashed cloth traders on Tuesday. Hansraj Jain, president of MT Cloth Market Merchant Association and other cloth traders Himmat Jain, Mukesh Sawrani, Ritesh and Pritesh were thrashed by labourers’ contractor Dinesh Sharma, Raju Hammal, Sunil Awasthi, Vijay Bagora and others following the argument over parking in the market. Sarafa police have registered the case.
“We have raided many places including residents of accused Dinesh Sharma, Raju, Sunil and Vijay but they were not there. We asked their relatives but nobody knows their whereabouts,” said Sarafa police station in-charge SI Bundel Singh Suneria.