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26 April, 2005

Sec 15 traders' protest has police hurrying to pacify

Shops down shutters against arrest of one shopkeeper and his son.
Chandigarh Newsline
Chandigarh, April 25: THE SHOPKEEPERS of Sectors 15-C and D markets today downed their shutters in protest against the arrest of tenant shopkeeper Vijay Mohan and his son Lovely yesterday.
The annoyed shopkeepers blocked the road and raised slogans against the Chandigarh Police alleging they were framing up the shopkeeper and his son in a false case. The strength of the protest forced senior police officers to visit the market. ...
... Former MP Satya Pal Jain and Purshottam Mahajan also addressed the rally. Jain said police had failed to conduct an inquiry before making the arrest. ...