Chandigarh Beopar Mandal has opposed a UT estate office survey that was launched to identify encroachments at Grain Market, Sector 26, here.
The traders' body on Friday led a delegation to meet deputy commissioner Mohammad Shayin, who is also the UT estate officer. Representatives of the CBM, during their meeting with Sharying, described the survey as unwarranted, saying that it would be used as a tool to harass traders in Sector 26.
The delegation also met assistant estate officer Rahul Gupta. Sunil Gupta, a representative of the Sector 26 traders, said traders at Grain Market were not encroaching upon government land and had complied with the DC's directions on maintaining sanitation.
"Yet, they are being targeted by the estate office, causing unwarranted panic amongst traders," he said. Diwakar Sahoonja, CBM chief patron, said the traders' body and Grain Market Association were committed to removing all kinds of encroachments in the area.
"But old traders of Grain Market should not be disturbed," he said. The deputy commissioner and the AEO assured the delegation that was a general survey and no traders would be harassed by the estate office staff.