Shopkeepers start tiff with Amritsar MC over encroachments

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, July 1

Heated arguments were witnessed between shopkeepers and employees of estate wing of the Municipal Corporation during anti-encroachment drive at the Putaligarh area here on Wednesday. A team of the estate wing was there to remove the encroachments from the Putaligarh Bazar in the afternoon. Some traders entered into heated arguments with employees of the estate wing. A shopkeeper threatened to set MC’s truck on fire.

Sushant Bhatia, Estate Officer, reached the spot and seized the goods displayed on the road.

“I gave them two-day ultimatum to remove the encroachments, otherwise cases would be registered against the traders”, said Bhatia.

Apart from Putaligarh, the MC removed encroachments from Lawrence Road, Batala Road and Majitha Road under its anti-encroachment drive.

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